Our judges in evaluating the student's project use the following criteria:
- Knowledge of Project Topic (25%)
- Good, well balanced explanation of project.
- Able to answer all questions asked by judges about
- Provide supporting evidence and/or comparisons
- Knowledge of Scientific Principles (20%)
- Sections outlining purpose, describing procedures,
methods and materials, reporting results and conclusions,
and discussion of overall project are present.
- Understands each section Explanations match each section.
- Sections are related or explained why they differ.
- Thorough understanding of the sections and how they are
obtained i.e. statistics.
- Journal and Records (20%)
- (Computer Generated Journals Are Acceptable)
- Journal is available.
- All journal sections are present.
- All journal entries support the project.
- Journal entries are in chronological order without
- Project can be duplicated by reading the journal.
- Creativity and Originality (20%)
- Project is consistent with the studentís knowledge.
- Originality is shown in the testing of the hypothesis.
- Data presented in a unique manner.
- Project shows overall originality.
- One of kind project.
- Display (15%)
- Display meets guidelines.
- Neat, visually pleasant and organized.
- Makes effective use of visual aids.
- Exhibit should be self-explanatory
To be a judge see the Volunteer Page
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.