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Mr Vaughan Kernan

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Year 10 Science Student Research Project – Marking Guidelines Planning the investigation
|0 |1 |2 |3 |4 |Marks | |Title Page and Coversheet |Does not include a coversheet and title page |Title page and coversheet do not include all relevant information |Title page and coversheet complete including Name, date, title of investigation | | | | |Aim |Does not state a problem/research question |States an aim that is not focused |States a focused problem or research question which may be in the form of an aim | | | | |Creativity and sophistication |Investigation lacks creativity and

only a single variable has been manipulated |Investigation lacks creativity or
only a single variable has been manipulated |Uses creativity and imagination in the analysis of problems and the development of possible solutions and
designs an innovative investigation in which multiple variables have been manipulated | | | | |Background information |Does not clarify the purpose of the investigation |Includes general background information but the purpose of the investigation and the procedure to be used is not clear or has not been explained or justified |Provides evidence of research into problem in the form of appropriate background information that clarifies the purpose of the investigation or justifies the procedure to be used |Provides evidence of research into problem in the form of appropriate background information that clarifies the purpose of the investigation and justifies the procedure to be used | | | |Hypothesis (a separate hypothesis should be written for each experiment within the investigation) |Does not state a hypothesis or make a prediction for any experiment (or irrelevant hypothesis or prediction is given) |States at least one testable hypothesis (or makes a valid prediction) but

does not provide any explanation or justification and
hypothesis/prediction is not written in terms of the effect of the independent variable(s) on the dependent variable |States a...