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

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   Criteria Standard Yes/No?
A
N
A
L
Y
S
I
S
Preliminary Observations and Explanations
 

Data Presentation
        &
Representation of
Procedures

 
Data
Interpretation
and Scientific Argument
 

Conclusions


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 investigations?

Do you fully understand your evidence and your data?

Can you explain your procedures and the underlying scientific concepts?

Can you describe and support your conclusions based upon your evidence?

Are your procedures and results presented in clear and logical language?
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
A
P
P
L
I
C
A
T
I
O
N
New
Questions

Alternative
Explanations
and
Next Steps

 
Sources of Error
Trouble-shooting

Have you recorded new questions which were generated from your investigations?

Have you considered other possible explanations for your results? Have you proposed other investigations you would perform given more time and resources?

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?
 


 
 
 
 

 

 

G
E
N
E
R
A
L
Creativity
Originality

 
 
Clarity and Organization

 

Communication:
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 investigations?
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?
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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.

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