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CRHS_Honors Physical Science 9_Team: 6. Evaluation

This guide has been specially created to help you have a great experience completing your STEM Fair project for Honors Physical Science 9 class!

Evaluate Your Work and Process

STEP 6:  EVALUATION

Ask, "Is the task completed?  How can I do things better?"

  • assess your product for completeness, strengths, and weaknesses
  • assess your research process for strengths and weaknesses

 

Grading Rubric for this Project

­REVIEW OF LITERATURE RUBRIC

The Review of Literature is a report that helps you build a strong background in your science or engineering topic. In order to learn as much as you can about the topic, you must read and compare many sources of information. You need to read at least six articles or sources of information, and at three of these need to be primary sources – studies done by scientists in your field.

The length of this paper should be 3 to 6 typed pages, double-spaced. In addition to these pages, a bibliography of your readings should be attached at the end of the paper. Your paper should include the following:

    1. Introduction:

a. Science Fair Problem/Topic are clearly stated

 1 point

  2 points

 3 points

Problem/ Topic is unclear or confusing

Problem/ Topic is stated but is still vague

Problem/ Topic is clearly stated and easily identifiable.

 

                b. Discusses the following three parts:

·         How does it relate to a real world situation?

·         Central goal(s) of research are clearly defined.

·         Implications or applications of your research are defined.

0

1

2

One or more of the criteria are missing or are unclear

All three criteria are present, but are somewhat unclear.

All three criteria have been thoroughly described and explained.

 

  2. Background Information

                a. Provides enough background information to acquaint the reader with the topic.

1

2

3

4

5

Information

on topic is

missing

and leaves

reader

confused

 

Information on

topic is present

but not clearly

written or

somewhat

confusing

 

Information on

topic is present

and clearly

written

 

Information on

topic is present

and clearly

states importance to the reader

 

Information on

topic is present and allows reader to go above and beyond a basic understanding

 

b. Background information is related to the research problem and indicates good understanding      of the topic.

1

2

3

4

5

Information

given is

unrelated to

research

problem or no

understanding

is present

Information

given is

somewhat

relevant with

some

understanding

present

Information is

relevant to

research with

basic

understanding

present

Information is

relevant to

research with

moderate

understanding

present

Information is

relevant to

research with

excellent

understanding

present

 

 

c. Background information is summarized, a clear understanding of the problem being investigated, including the variables, is shown.

1

2

3

4

5

Information

poorly

summarized

with no

connections to

problem and

variables.

Information is

somewhat

summarized

with some

connections to

problem and

variables.

Information is

summarized

with basic

connections to

problem and

variables

present

Information is

summarized

with above

average

connections to

problem and

variables

present

Information is

summarized

with excellent

connections to

problem and

variables

present

                               

 

3. Related Research:

                a. Study #1 is described and relationship to research/problem is evident.

1

2

3

4

5

Study is very brief.

Study present,

not thoroughly

described.

Study present

and described.

Connection to

research/problem

not evident.

Study present,

described and

connection to

research/problem

described.

Study present,

described and

strong

connection to

research/problem

evident

 

                b. Study #2 is described and relationship to research/problem is evident.

1

2

3

4

5

Study is very brief.

Study present,

not thoroughly

described.

Study present

and described.

Connection to

research/problem

not evident.

Study present,

described and

connection to

research/problem

described.

Study present,

described and

strong

connection to

research/problem

evident

               

c. Study #3 is described and relationship to research/problem is evident.

1

2

3

4

5

Study is very brief.

Study present,

not thoroughly

described.

Study present

and described.

Connection to

research/problem

not evident.

Study present,

described and

connection to

research/problem

described.

Study present,

described and

strong

connection to

research/problem

evident

 

4. Conclusion:

                a. Main points of paper are clearly summarized.

1

2

3

Main points are

missing or completely

unclear

Main points are

reviewed but

unclear

Main points are

clearly

summarized and

clear

 

 

                b. Conclusion leaves reader with good understanding of research goals.

0

1

2

Research goals

are missing

Research goals

are present but

unclear

Research goals

are present and

completely

understood.

 

5. Writing Technique:

                a. Paper is typed and double spaced

0

1

2

Paper is neither typed or

double spaced

Paper is typed, but not

double spaced

Paper is typed and double

spaced

 

                b. Writer uses good sentence structure, complete sentences, and correct spelling.

1

2

3

Lacks two of the above

three criteria

Lacks one of the above

three criteria

Contains all three of the

above criteria

 

 

6. Bibliography:

                a. Written in an approved format, including punctuation.

0

1

2

Sources are listed but not

with correct format or

punctuation

Sources are listed in correct

format but contain incorrect

punctuation

Sources are listed in correct

format with correct

punctuation

 

                b. At least six sources and a variety of sources (primary and secondary) are used.

1

2

3

2 or less sources were used

with little variety

3 or 4 sources were used

with some variety

6 or more sources were used

with good variety

 

 

Total score  _________________  / 50 points