Judgment Criteria of the Firstep Science Project Competition

Creativity / originality
• Is this work novel?
• Why did you choose this topic and how did you settle on your approach to the problem?
• Does your research show creativity and originality?
• Did you solve the question in an original way?
• Did you construct or design new equipment?

 

Scientific Methods
• Did you clearly state your problem?
• Did you use scientific literature when you do your initial research?
• Did you clearly state your variables?
• Did you use controls?
• Did you keep a project journal?
• Did you keep detailed notes in your journal?

 

Effort and Understanding the Project
• Does your data support your conclusions?
• Do you recognize the limitations of the data / experiment? And did you state them in your conclusions?
• Did you make suggestions as to what further research is warranted?
• Did you complete all parts of your research experiment?
• Do you recognize the limitations of the data / experiment? And did you state them in your conclusions?
• Did you make suggestions as to what further research is warranted?

 

Applications
• Was the project performed at home, school, university laboratory?
• Of what value is your project to society?

 

Quality of Display
• Check to see if the material is organized, with clear graphics and legends
• Check to see if supporting documentation is available
• Look at the board: Is the spelling, neatness, and grammar correct?

 

Video Criteria
• In the first 30 seconds of the movie, the student's school name (or logo) must appear
• The time length must be 2-4 minutes
• The student must wear school uniform
• There should be well-explanation (including demonstration) of the project.

Firstep 2018