Advanced Science Project Marking Rubric by tzv97744


									                   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
is predictable
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.
type project.

C: Written Report – 30%                                                                              Mark: _____/30
Literature Review                                                                                        10
Readability                                                                                              10
References                                                                                                5
APA Style                                                                                                 5

                                                                                                     Total: _____/100

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