How Will I Be Judged?
Students will be given a score in five main areas. The marking guidelines for those areas are as follows:
1. Scientific Processes
- Is there a clear aim and hypothesis?
- Is there evidence of background research?
- Does the experiment test what it is supposed to?
- Have there been repetitions of the experiment?
- Is there sufficient data to support the conclusion?
- Have variables been identified?
- Was it a fair test? i.e is there only one independent variable? Are all other variables controlled?
- Have problems associated with the experiment been discussed and solutions suggested?
- Are ideas for future research given?
- Are references given?
2. Student Explanation
- Is the student able to discuss and explain their project?
- Can they explain things without reading from the board?
- Are the students able to answer your questions?
3. Written Communication
- Has the student expressed their ideas well in the written form?
- Is the layout easy to read and to follow?
- Are there spelling and grammatical errors?
4. Project Creativity
- How creative is the student's project idea?
- Has the student developed their project in an original and creative way?
5. Project Presentation
- Has the project been presented in an appealing way?
- Does the presentation make you want to know more about the project?