CRITERIA

POINT

EXPLANATION

Creativity/Originality

10

Originality of the problem; unique approach to solve a sustainability issue.

 

Review of Literature

5

Research of scientific literature and use of references.

Scientific Thought

5

Statement of hypothesis; clarity of purpose; identification of all relevant variables.

Scientific Method

15

Evidence of depth of study and effort in employing scientific procedures; proper methods followed for experimentation and investigations.

Data Management

15

Proper recording and display of data in tables, charts, and graphs; proper analysis of data.

Conclusions

10

Drawing logical conclusions, consistency of conclusions with obtained data; recommendations for further research.

Applications

5

Practical applications of the project; benefits for society in certain ways.

Research Skills and Effort

15

Level of skills and effort by (each) researcher to carry out the project; amount of work; high level of understanding of the techniques and equipment used to gather data 

Understanding the Project

10

(Each) Student's understanding of each step during the implementation of the project.

Quality of Display

10

Well-organized display (poster), project maquette, or handouts (flayers).