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Thomas A. Gardner Science
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QC Secondary Education Dept.
QC Physics Department
ISS/Fair 2003 Queens College/Queens High Schools
STUDENT RUBRIC: How do we
begin? Have we touched ALL the Bases?
, if required
This Rubric was based on one developed by the collaboration of
Mark Miksic with the New York Academy of Sciences SP3ARK Program and School
District 10 Bronx science teachers in Spring 2000. It was further revised by
Mark Miksic, Queens College, Susan Brustein, Townsend Harris HS and the
ISS/Fair 2003 Committee in January 2003.
|Preliminary Observations and Explanations
and Scientific Argument
Written and Oral Communication
|Have you demonstrated conceptual understanding
by using scientific concepts to explain your observations?
Do you represent your data, procedures, and results employing numbers,
tables, graphs, drawings, and artwork in ways which communicate your
Do you fully understand your evidence and your data?
Can you explain your procedures and the underlying scientific
Can you describe and support your conclusions based upon your
Are your procedures and results presented in clear and logical language?
Sources of Error
|Have you recorded new questions which were generated from
Have you considered other possible explanations for your results? Have you
proposed other investigations you would perform given more time and
Do recognize and state possible sources of error in your procedure and data
collection? What are the limitations in accuracy and precision of the data
and in your measurement techniques?
Clarity and Organization
Written and Oral
|How do you demonstrate creativity and inventiveness in the
approach, design, conduct, and presentation of your research project?
Are you careful, organized, and logical in planning and carrying out your
Are your presentations clear and organized to allow others to
understand and reproduce the investigations?
In your presentation, have you demonstrated a thorough understanding of your
investigation and its possible applications?
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, if required