Submission Window for Project and Narrative/Research Paper
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Research Digital presentation: 50 Points
- Questions sufficiently narrow and is answerable
- The hypothesis addresses question and is research based
- Variables and controls identified and effects on the results are clear
- Data is adequate for the conclusion and appropriate for problem
- Conclusion is logical and based on collected data
- Display is artistic, creative and appealing to the eye
- Includes new and interesting information/perspective
- Logical flow of information
- Research display depth of knowledge relevant to project
Research Narrative/Experimental Report: 25 Points
- Experimental report displays depth of knowledge relevant to project
- Curiosity is evident
- Experimental report contains abstract, introduction, method, results, references/source and in APA format
- 4th - 5th grade - cite at least 1 source, 6th - 8th grade - cite at least 3 sources, 9th - 12th grade - cite at least 5 sources
Interview/Oral Questions: 25 Points
- The interview is clear and well presented
- Evidence student did own work
- Questions answered appropriately and completely
- Professionalism is evident
Possible Interview Questions:
- Why/How are your findings important?
- In what college and/or career pathway would this information be beneficial?
- What was the most challenging piece of your experiment?
- What did you learn from your background research?
- Did anyone help you with the project?
- Did you take all data (run the experiment) under the same conditions, e.g., at the same temperature (time of day) (lighting conditions)?
- Were there any books/resources that helped you do your data analysis?
- Did you try anything that did not work or did not give you expected results? If so, what did you learn from this?
- Which project variable was the most difficult to track and explain why.
- How do the results from your project provide benefit to society?
- Why did you select this topic for your project?
- Please introduce yourself and tell us about your research project.
- How did you come up with the idea of your research?
- Explain how you ran the tests? How many times did you repeat your tests?
- If you were going to do it all over again, would you change your test/project? How and why?
- Were you surprised by your results/conclusion of your project? Why/why not?