Judging Categories Maximum Points Points Earned
Research Question or Problem 10
Design and Methodology 15
Execution of Project 20
Creativity 20
Poster 10
Presentation 25


Possible Questions:

  • How did you come up with the idea for this project?
  • What did you learn from your background research?
  • What is the next experiment to do in continuing this study?
  • Why did you choose this project?
  • How does this project relate to something in the real world (or to something today)?
  • If you did this project again next year, what would you change and why?
  • What would be the effect (outcome) if you were not able to control X variable (used when the student does not have a good grasp of the variability)?


Evaluation Scale:

Excellent: 90-100% of possible points
Good: 80-70% of possible points
Average: 60-40% of possible points
Fair: 30-10% of possible