The following rubric is an example. The content of the rubric you use to evaluate your students depends on the rules of your science fair. Also, the content depends on the age of students being evaluate.
How the report is prepared also depends on the age of the students being evaluated as well as the rules set by you or the director of the science fair. This is particularly true in reference to the preparation of the report. a typed report may or may not be required.
Science Fair Topic/Title___________________
|Report is more than two days late||Report is one day late||Report is on time|
|Cover: uninteresting, irrelevant to topic, sloppily done and and not appealing to reader||Cover: somewhat interesting, relevant to topic, neatly done and appealing to reader||Cover: is interesting, relevant to topic, neatly done and appealing to reader|
|Missing many of the required parts:||Missing some of the required parts:||Contains all required parts:|
|Report is totally out of order||Report is somewhat out of order||Report is in correct order|
|Many sections of report are not clearly marked and do not start on a new page||Some sections of report are not clearly marked or do not start on a new page||Each section of report is clearly marked and starts on a new page|
|Bibliography has many mistakes in format||Bibliography has some mistakes in format||Bibliography follow correct format|
|Only one resource used||Two resources used||Three or more resources used|
|Much information is inaccurate and irrelevant||Information is somewhat accurate and relevant||Information is accurate and relevant|
|Report is done in messy and careless manner: no attention is paid to detail; too much white-out cross-outs, crooked writing, done in pencil||Report is somewhat neatly done : some attention is paid to detail; some white-out cross-outs, crooked writing, may be done in pencil||Report is neatly done; creative and organized, great deal of attention is paid to detail; writing or word processing is neatly done; pen, markers and rules are used|
|Report is poorly written and difficult to understand:||Parts of report are difficult to understand:||Report is well-written:|
|Little evidence of proofreading and editing||Some evidence of proofreading and editing||Evidence of proofreading and editing|
|Janice VanCleave’s Guide to More of the Best Science Fair Projects|