Advanced Science Project Marking Rubric
A: Scientific Thought – 45% Mark: _____/45
Experiment Innovation Study
An investigation undertaken to test a The development and evaluation of A collection and analysis of data to reveal
scientific hypothesis using experiments. innovative devices, models or evidence of a fact or a situation of scientific
Experimental variables, if identified, techniques or approaches in interest. It could include a study of cause and
are controlled to some extent. technology, engineering or affect relationships or theoretical
computers. investigations of scientific data.
Level 1 (low) Mark Range 10 to 20
Duplicate a known experiment to Build models (devices) to duplicate Study existing printed material related to the
confirm the hypothesis. The hypothesis existing technology basic issue
Level 2 (fair) Mark Range 20 to 30
Extend a known experiment through Make improvements to or Study material collected through a
modification of procedures, data demonstrate new applications for compilation of existing data and through
gathering and application existing technological systems or personal observations. Display attempts to
equipment and justify them address a specific issue.
Level 3 (good) Mark Range 30 to 40
Devise and carry out an original Design and build innovative Carry out a study based in observations and
experiment. Identify and control some of technology or provide adaptations to literacy research illustrating various options
the significant variables. Analysis such existing technology that will have for dealing with a relevant issue. Appropriate
as graphs/simple statistics. human benefit and/or economic analysis (statistical, arithmetic, graphical) of
application. some significant variable.
Level 4 (excellent) Mark Range 40 to 45
Devise and carry out original Integrate several technologies, Correlate information from a variety of
experimental research, which attempts inventions or designs and construct significant sources, which may illustrate
to control or investigate most significant an innovative technological system cause and effect or original solutions to
variables. Data Analysis includes that will have human and/or current problems through synthesis.
statistical analysis. commercial benefits. Significant variable(s) are identified with in-
depth statistical analysis of data.
B: Original Creativity – 25% Mark: _____/25
Rank 1 – (low) Rank 2 –(fair) Rank 3 – (good) Rank 4 –(excellent)
Mark Range 10-15 Mark Range 15-20 Mark Range 20-24 Mark Range 25
Little imagination Some creativity shown in a Imaginative project, good use A highly original project or a
shown. project of fair to good design. of available resources. Well novel approach. Shows
Project design is Standard approach using thought out, above ordinary resourcefulness, creativity in
simple with minimal common resources or approach. Creativity shown in design and use of equipment
student input. A equipment. Topic is current or design and/or use of materials. and/or construction of project.
textbook or magazine common one.
C: Written Report – 30% Mark: _____/30
Literature Review 10
APA Style 5