Project Assessment Criteria

Abdus Salam Science Fair Revised Judgement/Assessment Criteria 


CRITERIA FOR SCIENCE PROJECTSCORESCIENCE PROJECTS
E.g. Does water boil at 100 C.
DESCRIPTIVE PROJECTS
 
E.g. Man made: James Webb Telescope
or Natural: Far side of the Moon
ENGINEERING PROJECTS
 E.g. Home-made snow blower
 
Research Question/Problem (hypothesis)20— Clear and focused purpose
— Identifies contribution to the field
— Is testable using scientific methods
— Clear and focused purpose
— Identifies why the topic is important
— What is still unknown
— Description of a practical need or problem to be solved
— Definition of criteria for proposed solution definition of criteria for proposed solution
— explanation of constraints explanation of constraints
Design and Methodology (methods)15— Well designed plan and data collection methods
— Variables and controls defined, appropriate and complete
— What sources were used to collect information
— Preference given to scientific sources
— identification of a solution
— development of a prototype/model
Data Collection, Analysis and its Presentation (execution)
 
Or
 
Engineering Project
[Construction and testing]
20— Systematic data collection and analysis
— Reproducibility of results
— Appropriate application of mathematical and statistical methods
— Sufficient data collected to support interpretation and conclusions
— Presented unique and interesting data — Supporting information was presented
— Information was logically presented
— Sufficient information presented to support interpretation and conclusions
— prototype demonstrates intended design
— prototype has been tested in multiple conditions/trials
—  prototype demonstrates engineering skill and completeness
Creativity15— Project demonstrates significant creativity in one or more of the above criteria— Project demonstrates significant creativity in one or more of the above criteria— project demonstrates significant creativity in one or more of the above criteria
Presentation
Video/Poster presentation
15
Presentation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15
[Interview/
Questions answered]
— Logical organization of material
— Clarity of graphics and legends
— Supporting documentation displayed
 
 
 
 
— clear, concise, thoughtful responses to questions
— understanding of basic science relevant to project
— understanding interpretation and limitations of results and conclusions
— degree of independence in conducting project
— recognition of potential impact in science, society and/or economics
— quality of ideas for further research
— for team projects, contributions to and understanding of project by all members
— Logical organization of material
— Clarity of graphics and legends
— Supporting documentation displayed
 
 
 
 
— clear, concise, thoughtful responses to questions
— understanding of basic science relevant to project
— understanding interpretation and limitations of results and conclusions
— degree of independence in conducting project
— recognition of potential impact in science, society and/or economics
— quality of ideas for further research
— for team projects, contributions to and understanding of project by all members
 
— Logical organization of material
— Clarity of graphics and legends
— Supporting documentation displayed
 
 
 
 
— clear, concise, thoughtful responses to questions
— understanding of basic science relevant to project
— understanding interpretation and limitations of results and conclusions
— degree of independence in conducting project
— recognition of potential impact in science, society and/or economics
— quality of ideas for further research
— for team projects, contributions to and understanding of project by all members
Total100

****Please note for the virtual science fair there will be no interview questions and therefore the final assessment will be out of 85*****