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Name: _______________________________________

Independent Research Project Proposal Rubric
Section
Question (2 points)
 Includes independent and dependent variable (1)
 Is testable (.5)
 Uses a ? (.5)
Knowledge Probe Summary (5 points)
 Explains the science behind the project (2)
 Written in paragraph form(1)
 Includes sources(2)
Prediction (3 points)
 Has an If, Then statement that includes independent and
dependent variable (2)
 Includes scientific reasoning that refers back to knowledge
probe summary. (1)
Investigation Plan (10 points)
 Variables (4 points)
o Independent (1), Dependent (1), Controlled (2)
 Materials List (1 point)
 Procedure (5 points)
o Numbered list is detailed and complete (2)
o Includes instructions for controlled variables (1)
o Tells what data to collect and how (1)
o Procedure tells how many trials will be carried out
(1)

Comments

Points Earned

Section
Application (2 points)
 Explain the connection between your project and the real
world. How might someone use the information you learn
from this experiment in their everyday life?

Comments

Feasibility Statement (5 points)
 How will you obtain materials? (2)
 How much will the materials cost? (1)
 What is the timeline? (2)

Mechanics (3 points)
 Used correct grammar and mechanics

Total Points _______ / 30
Parent Approval:

YES

This proposal is:

APPROVED

NO

NOT APPROVED

CONDITIONALLY APPROVED

Points Earned