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Research Project Grading Rubric

Project Format

References

Title

Introduction

(5 pts)
Student compiles
(3 pts)
all of their research
Student has all
in an organized
required parts, but
manner. Sections
lacks consistent
are clearly labeled
organization of
and transition well
information.
from one section to
the next.
(3 pts)
References cited
using MLA format.
Student provides
at least three
references, two of
which were found
independently.

(1 pt)
Project is
unorganized.
Format does not
have a consistent
theme. Project is
missing sections of
information.

_/5

(2 pts)
(1 pt)
References are
References are not
correctly cited in
cited using MLA
MLA format. Not
format. Not
enough references enough references
are used or cited.
are provided.

_/3

(1 pt)
An appropriate title
is used

(0 pt)
No title is used

(2 pts)
Student provides
thesis statement
indicating
environmental
issue researched
and the acid/base
related to it.

(1 pt)
Student vaguely
states purpose of
project, but does
not make a firm
correlation
between an
environmental
issue and a related
acid/base.

(1 pt)
Student explains why they chose to
research this issue. Explanation
indicates why the issue is interesting or
relevant to them.

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Describe the
issue

(3 pts)
Student defines
the issue they
chose.
Information
includes
examples of
where the issue is
affecting the earth
and why it is a
problem.

Explains how
acid/base
causes the
problem

Student describes Student identifies


the acid/base that the acid/base and
is associated with how it is linked to
the environmental the problem but
issue, and the
does not discuss
source of how the
the process of
acid/base is
how it is
produced
produced.

Student states an
acid/base but
does not explain
how it is linked to
the
environmental
issue. Student
also does not
describe how it is
produced.

_/3

History of the
problem

Student
Student mentions
discusses when
how current
environmental
studies have
issue was first
focused on
realized, or
addressing the
provides evidence
problem, but
of when studying
does not share
it began, and its
background
development over
history of its
time.
resolution.

Student does not


indicate how long
problem has
existed or been
studied, only
states that the
problem exists.

_/3

Chemical
reaction
involving acid

Student presents
chemical
equation(s) that
indicate(s) how
the acid/base is
produced and
explains what is
happening in the
reaction.
Chemical
formulas and
common names
of all reactants
and products are
used.

Student provides
Student provides
a chemical
a chemical
reaction that
reaction that
indicates how the
indicates how the
acid/base is
acid/base is
produced, but
produced, but
does not explain
does not explain
what is
what is
happening in the
happening in the
reaction.
reaction or
Chemical
identify each of
formulas and
the reactants and
common names
products by
of all reactants
name and
and products are
chemical formula.
indicated.

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Problem

(2 pts)
Student defines
the issue and
what parts of the
world it affects,
but does not
discuss why it is
a problem that
needs attention.

(1 pt)
Student states
the
environmental
issue, but does
not explain what
it means or why it
is a problem.

_/3

Resolution

(2 pts)
(1 pt)
Student discusses processes or
Student abstractedly
decisions that have been made to
states resolutions to the
help solve the environmental issue.
problem but does not
These include laws or rules that
explain the process or
have been made to reduce the
how they work.
cause of the problem.

Conclusion

(2 pts)
Student re-states the
(1 pt)
environmental issue and acid they
Student re-states
researched. They summarize
purpose of research,
causes of the issue and the current but does not summarize
resolutions or research that exist to
any resolutions
deal with it.

_/2

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