Shows extensive knowledge of content. Is able to answer questions about how the project connects to other concepts in science.
Shows knowledge of concept. Student is able to answer questions about project and science concept.
Shows limited knowledge of concept and is unable to clearly explain project.
Question, hypothesis, methods, data analysis, and conclusion support each other. Project uses appropriate sample size and identifies control, independent and dependent variables.
Bias is explained and accounted for.
Question, hypothesis, methods, data analysis, and conclusion support each other. Some flaws present in the investigation or in the analysis.
Project does not have a clear question, hypothesis, method, data analysis, or conclusion.
Methods or data analysis is incorrect.
Report is complete, clear, and neat. Display is orderly, clear, and neat. Presenter is able to clearly explain details of project.
All parts of report are present. Presenter is able to explain their investigation. Organization/ preparation may be lacking.
Report is incomplete. Display is lacking parts or presentation is incomplete.
Display/Report is clear, organized, and appealing. Extra efforts may include photos, charts, tables, graphs. Used materials in creative ways.
Display/ Report contains all necessary elements. Extra efforts may include photos, charts, tables, graphs.
Display/ Report is unorganized, or does not contain all necessary elements.