Teacher Scoring Rubric

Science Fair

Scientists Name

Date

#

Experiment Title:
VISUAL—4 points each slide

24 points

HOOK—Anticipatory set quality

6 points

PURPOSE—Reasoning / HYPOTHESIS—Reasoning

8 points

RESEARCH (points made)

10 points

PROCEDURE (Set up)

6 points

VARIABLES—Independent/Dependent
Explain the relationship.

6 points

RESULTS

4 points

CONCLUSION

6 points

IMPROVEMENTS / FURTHER STUDY

10 points

TIME ALLOTMENT (4-5 Minutes)

8 points

STUDENT CRITIQUE AVERAGE

12 points

TOTAL

100 points possible

POINT RUBRIC
90-100
=
80-89
=
70-79
=
60-69
=

A
B
C
D

Scoring Rubric
Science Fair

Scientists Name

#
Date

Experiment Title:
Independent Variable:
Dependent Variable:

Blandford Science Fair Assessments
ABSTRACT

10 %

VISUAL

50 %

CLASS PRESENTATION

20 %

PARENT NIGHT PRESENTATION

10 %

INDEPENDENT-DEPENDENT VARIABLES

10 %
100 %

ABSTRACT — An abstract is meant to be to the point, precise and never wastes the reader’s time with
unrelated facts.
1st Paragraph
2nd Paragraph
3rd Paragraph
4th Paragraph
5th Paragraph

— Simply states the purpose and hypothesis.
—Simply states the independent and dependent variables.
—Explains the procedure of the experiment.
—Tells the reader the results, very simply.
—Communicates how you would improve the experiment.

VISUAL — Proper order of purpose, procedure, results and conclusion. No personal pronouns except
for in the conclusion. Metric measurement used throughout. Graph easily read and understood.

CLASS PRESENTATION — Introduce the experiment with an interesting anecdote that happened

during the presentation to HOOK your listeners. Then continue, using the order found in the abstract
rules (above). Be sure to scan your audience and use a strong voice.

PARENT NIGHT PRESENTATION — Upbeat, fun, interesting accounts of your experiment to our
parents will earn you an A.

INDEPENDENT / DEPENDENT VARIABLES — Explaining the variables during your presentation to
classmates voluntarily earns you 10%.

STUDENT CRITIQUE
Critic:

#

Presenter:

#

Project Title:
The presenter demonstrated these presentation skills:
UNACC. POOR
Knowledge of Subject
0
3
Well Prepared:
0
3
Voice—volume, clear, rate, inflection
0
3
Eye Contact—scans & individual
0
3
Posture/Body Language
0
3

FAIR
6
6
6
6
6

GOOD
9
9
9
9
9

EXCEL.
12
12
12
12
12

What I thought you did well included:

What I thought you could do to improve:

STUDENT CRITIQUE
Critic:

#

Presenter:

#

Project Title:
The presenter demonstrated these presentation skills:
UNACC. POOR
Knowledge of Subject
0
3
Well Prepared:
0
3
Voice—volume, clear, rate, inflection
0
3
Eye Contact—scans & individual
0
3
Posture/Body Language
0
3
What I thought you did well included:

What I thought you could do to improve:

FAIR
6
6
6
6
6

GOOD
9
9
9
9
9

EXCEL.
12
12
12
12
12