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Reference to sources in literature review are done correctly. Some sources are correctly cited in APA format. Reference to sources in literature review could be done more correctly.

Most sources are correctly cited in APA format. Includes only 2 sources. References not mentioned in literature review. Use complete sentences and paragraphs. Correct spelling and grammar.

Follows APA format correctly and sentences are grouped together based on their topic. Double Spaced, 12 point Arial font. Missing at least one of the requirements listed in the advanced description for this row. Missing TWO or more requirements for this report. Report shows lack of effort and is unclear thoughout. Was your hypothesis supported or not? What kind of errors were made? Do more with this rubric:. Classrooms ePortfolios Rubrics Coursework Grades. RCampus Enterprise Request Info.

Excellent Title is creative and follows the format provided in the science fair template provided in class. Good Title page is missing one of the following: Poor Title page is missing two of the following: Incomplete Title page is missing several components and is difficult to understand. Excellent Good summary of the project purpose, hypothesis, data, results and conclusion.

Excellent Paragraph explains how you came up with this idea. Good Missing explanation about how you came up with idea or doesn't hook the reader.

Excellent Purpose is formatted correctly. Excellent Student introduces specific background information about the research topic. Good Student introduces specific background information on some science concepts related to the research topic.

Poor Student introduces specific background information but does not all the science concepts related to the research topic. Incomplete Student has not read, research or reviewed the science concepts or state standards related to the research topic. Excellent Hypothesis is testable and directly relates to the purpose.

Good Hypothesis is testable, directly relates to the purpose. Poor Hypothesis correlates to the purpose, but is difficult to test. Incomplete Hypothesis does not answer the research question and is not testable. Incomplete Student did not list all necessary items, or use appropriate materials. Excellent Just the plain simple facts that are found in your data table. Excellent What do the results mean? Excellent All sources are correctly cited in APA format.

Good Some sources are correctly cited in APA format. Poor Most sources are correctly cited in APA format. Excellent Use complete sentences and paragraphs. Good Missing at least one of the requirements listed in the advanced description for this row.

Poor Missing TWO or more requirements for this report. Incomplete Report shows lack of effort and is unclear thoughout. Excellent Was your hypothesis supported or not?

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Categorize Add this rubric to multiple categories. Bookmark Bookmark this rubric for future reference. As they say, you don't want to reinvent the wheel! If these reasons sound to you like the reasons we gave for doing background research, you're right! The research paper is simply the "write-up" of that research. Many science experiments can be explained using mathematics. As you write your research paper, you'll want to make sure that you include as much relevant math as you understand.

If a simple equation describes aspects of your science fair project, include it. As you read the information in your bibliography, you'll want to take notes.

Some teachers recommend taking notes on note cards. Each card contains the source at the top, with key points listed or quoted underneath. Others prefer typing notes directly into a word processor. No matter how you take notes, be sure to keep track of the sources for all your key facts. The best way to speed your writing is to do a little planning. Before starting to write, think about the best order to discuss the major sections of your report.

Generally, you will want to begin with your science fair project question so that the reader will know the purpose of your paper. What should come next? Ask yourself what information the reader needs to learn first in order to understand the rest of the paper.

A typical organization might look like this:. When you write your research paper you might want to copy words, pictures, diagrams, or ideas from one of your sources. It is OK to copy such information as long as you reference it with a citation. If the information is a phrase, sentence, or paragraph, then you should also put it in quotation marks. A citation and quotation marks tell the reader who actually wrote the information.

For a science fair project, a reference citation also known as author-date citation is an accepted way to reference information you copy. Citation referencing is easy. Simply put the author's last name, the year of publication, and page number if needed in parentheses after the information you copy. Place the reference citation at the end of the sentence but before the final period. A comma separates the page number or numbers from the year" Bloggs, , p.

In that case, the first publication would have an 'a' after the publication year, the second a 'b', and so on. The reference will look like this" Nguyen, b. When you work hard to write something, you don't want your friends to loaf and just copy it.

Every author feels the same way. Plagiarism is when someone copies the words, pictures, diagrams, or ideas of someone else and presents them as his or her own. When you find information in a book, on the Internet, or from some other source, you MUST give the author of that information credit in a citation.

If you copy a sentence or paragraph exactly, you should also use quotation marks around the text. The surprising thing to many students is how easy it is for parents, teachers, and science fair judges to detect and prove plagiarism. So, don't go there, and don't make us try to hunt you down! Here is information on how to format your research paper. Here is a sample research paper in MLA format. You can find this page online at:


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iRubric F69BAA: Sophia Academy Science Fair Research Paper Rubric - Middle School. Ms. Tomkins will use this rubric to to grade the research paper portion of your science fair project. Counts as a test grade.. Free rubric builder and assessment tools.

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Grading Rubric: Science Project Research Paper. Name: Date: 0 = No Evidence 1 = Some Evidence 2 = Clearly Evident: Have all important terms and concepts for this project been defined in the research paper? 0 1 2: Does the research provide enough background to make a prediction of what will occur in the experiment?.

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Research Paper Rubric Name: _____ Date: _____ Score: _____ Category Exceeds Standard Meets Standard Nearly Meets Standard Does Not Meet Standard No Evidence Score Title Page Title Your Name, Teacher’ s Name, Course Period, Date, Neatly finished -no errors. Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic or research has just begun. Amount of Information All topics are addressed and all questions answered in at least 4 pages plus a MLA formatted Bibliography (in order) and parenthetical citations used throughout.

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iRubric: Science Fair Research Report Paper - Rough Draft rubric preview rubric Derived from rubric: Science Fair Research Lab Report Paper built by mrthompson Rubric Code: DC. Tibbetts Middle School Research Paper Rubric. Ready to use. Science Fair Research Paper Points Possible Points Earned After completing the research on glycerin, detergent, and bubbles, an experiment was designed to determine if glycerin has an affect on the amount of Microsoft Word - Research paper - Sample & Rubric Author.