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ISS/Fair 2004

ISS/Fair 2003
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ISS/Fair 2002

Thomas A. Gardner Science
  Teacher Endowment Fund

QC Secondary Education Dept.
QC Physics Department

ISS/Fair 2003 Queens College/Queens High Schools

Principal Sponsor

STUDENT RUBRIC:   How do we begin?   Have we touched ALL the Bases?

Student
Names:

1.                                      
2.                                      

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   Criteria Standard Yes/No?
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Building
and Linking
     to
Prior Knowledge

Preliminary
Observations
  and
Explanations


Test preliminary
explanations
Have you gathered information from multiple sources and compiled a Bibliography? Have you a hardboard, non-spiral notebook to record all data, thoughts and rough notes?

Have you collected appropriate materials and instruments to conduct your preliminary observations?

Are you using scientific concepts to explain preliminary observations?

Have you tested preliminary explanations in ways that allow the development of investigative questions?
 
 
 
 

 
 

 


 
 
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V
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S
T
I
G
A
T
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Create
a Question
to Investigate

 
Plan and Design Experiment
 

 
Data Collection


 
Materials & Methods
 

Have you constructed a clear investigative question, based upon results of your preliminary explorations, that distinguishes cause and effect?

Have you designed a controlled scientific investigation that includes systematic observation and accurate measurements. Have you identified an independent variable and dependent variable(s)?

Have you maintained a Lab notebook or Research Log; and collected data using appropriate SI units and in ways that others can verify?

Have you accurately recorded your actual step-by-step methods, observations, thought and data in your Lab Notebook or Research Log? Does your plan include a sufficient number of samples or trials in your experiments?
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

                      –   The ISS/Fair 2003 Planning Committee:
  Mark Miksic, Co-Organizer, Queens College
  Diane Pillersdorf, Co-Organizer, Queens HS
  Thomas Strekas, Dean, Math & Sciences QC
  Steven Schwarz, Asst. Dean, Math & Sciences QC    
  Stephen Berman, Bayside High School
  Susan Brustein, Townsend Harris HS
Norman Cohn, Franklin K. Lane HS
Michael Renna, Hillcrest High School
Robert Soel, John Bowne HS
Janice Sutton, Springfield Gardens HS
Omar Sharafeddin, Benjamin Cardozo HS
 

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