Judge’s Worksheet Project Title ________________________________________ Number __________ Please “X” the box which best describes the project.
To what degree is the problem new and or different for the student and how well is it written. To what degree is this a testable prediction?
Experimental How well is the plan developed to validate Design the hypothesis? Experimental To what degree does the sequential Procedures experimental process connect the hypothesis, data, and results?
No problem statement
Incomplete problem statement
Complete problem statement
Complete, well written problem statement and a new idea for the student
Hypothesis well written and testable
Lacks overall plan to validate or confirm the hypothesis Experimental procedures not listed
Partial plan to validate or confirm the hypothesis Experimental procedures are incomplete and/or not listed step-bystep Variables are identified but are not controlled
Hypothesis present, but not completely testable Sufficient plan to validate or confirm the hypothesis Experimental procedures are complete and listed in a step-bystep manner Variables are identified and some variables are controlled
Variables are carefully identified and controlled
Exemplary plan to validate or confirm the hypothesis Experimental procedures are quantitatively and /or qualitatively listed step-by-step
Variables and Controls
How well are the variables identified and controlled?
No variables are identified or controlled
How were the items utilized in an appropriate and /or new ways?
No material/ equipment identified/ used
Materials not appropriately Identified and /or used unsafely
Materials appropriately identified and used safely
Materials carefully identified and used above expectations
To what degree are the method, number of trials, and quantity of data appropriate?
No quantitative data collected
Insufficient data collected
Sufficient data collected
Data collected above expectations
How well do the graphs, tables, logs, charts, etc. present the data?
No presentation of data
Data sufficiently and clearly presented
Data presentation is above expectations
How well are the results interpreted? How well have the possible errors been analyzed?
No interpretation of data
Data partially and/ or not clearly presented Partial interpretation of data
How well are the conclusions and/or products identified and interpreted? How important are the findings?
No conclusions and/or products identified
Correct and appropriate interpretation of data Apparent conclusions and/or products identified
Comprehensive and significant interpretation of data with error analysis Inherent, significant conclusions and/or products clearly identified
To what degree are the entries?
Enough entries to explain experiment
Above expectations of entries. Include drawings
How well is the project constructed and organized? Are spelling and sentence structure correct? How clear/ will prepared is the presentation? How complete is the presenter’s knowledge and use of resources?
Poor display/ construction/ grammar
Fair display/ construction/ grammar
Good display/ construction/ grammar
Exemplary display/ construction/ grammar
Poor presentation, lack of knowledge/ no use of resources Cannot answer questions adequately and precisely
Good presentation, adequate knowledge/ adequate use of resources Adequate, precise answers to most questions
Excellent presentation, knowledge based and explained resources
How precisely are questions answered? How complete is the student understanding of the experimental work?
Fair presentation, little knowledge/ poor use of resources Partially answered questions
Incomplete conclusions and /or products identified Limited amounts of entries
Adequate, precise answers to all questions
Total score _______________