Score Sheets for Kenya Science & Engineering Fair (KSEF) 2019

KSEF Science

Score Sheet to Assess Written Communication in Write-Ups And Posters in KSEF 2019


THE KENYA SCIENCE AND ENGINERING FAIR (KSEF)-SCORE SHEET (SESSION ONE)

Judge’s Name & Signature
Part A ……………/30

Name of learner(s):

1…………………………………………..

2………………………………………….

Title of project …………………………Reg. No …………

Category ……………………………………………………………..

School…………………….………… Region ……………

PART A: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (WRITE UP AND POSTERS)

(Level of performance: 0=Not done, not present, 0.5=Poor, very weak, 1.0=Satisfactory, 1.5=Good, 2.0=Extensive, well done)

NO Criteria ( more extensive in report than on the poster / charts) Maximum Score Score
1 Write up neatly and logically organized

W rite with clearly labeled sections eg. Abstract, and plagiarism pledge etc

2

 
2 Evidence of background research in write up (max 1mk)

Background information and knowledge, summarized in write up with articles in appendix

Introduction in write up (max 1mk)

Including focus question / problem statement and supporting evidence

2

 

 
3 Written language in write up and on poster

Legible, correct fonts, scientific, suitable headings, no spelling mistakes

2

 
4 Aim / hypothesis/ objectives of project reflected in write up and on poster

2

 
5 Methods (and materials) used or technologies used in write up and on poster

Presented in logical order , correct expression, more extensive in report than on poster

2

 
6 Variables identified in write up and on poster

Dependent and independent variable

2

 
7 Results in write up and on posters

Full observations, presented in a tabular form and in graphs in write up. Summary in graph or diagram form on poster. The results should be scientifically and mathematically suitable and correct.

2

 
8 Analysis of results in write up and on poster

Report/findings/graphs explained in words, more extensive in write up than on poster

2

 
9 Discussion of results in write up and on poster

Pattern and trends are noted and explained, anomalies/unusual results are discussed , limitations noted and clarified

2

 
10 Future possibilities of research in write up / recommendations

Future extensions and possibilities are identified

2

 
11 Conclusions are reflected in write up and on posters

They are valid, based on findings and linked to objectives.

2

 
12 Reference in write up

Reference of books, magazines and internet addresses given in the correct format

2

 
13 Acknowledgements in write up and on poster

It is important to find out depth of audit assistance received and how this assistance has been used

2

 
14 Display board – summaries project and is neatly organized

This must include correct size of the board and logical flow of presentation

2

 
15 Project data file

Research plan/Rough work/original data sheets/plans/diagrams/photos/questionnaire/previous models/emails/etc. Showing what was done and when, where and how observations, circumstances ,results ets

2

 
 

TOTAL

 

30

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THE KENYA SCIENCE AND ENGINERING FAIR (KSEF)-SCORE SHEET (SESSION TWO)

Part B ………. / 15 Part C ………. / 30
Judge’s Name Signature

Name of learner(s):1…………………………………………

2………………………………………….

Title of project ………………………………………………. Reg. No ………………………………….

Category …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

School…………………………………………………………… Region …………………………………

PART B: ORAL COMMUNICATION (INTERACTION)

(Level of performance for No’s 1-5: 0=Not done, 0.5=Good, 1.0=Excellent)

(Level of performance for No’s 6-10: 0=Not done, not present, 0.5=Poor, very weak, 1.0=Satisfactory, 1.5=Good, 2.0=Extensive, well done)

S/NO Criteria Maximum Score Score

1

Capture of interest

The learners presentation is exciting and stimulating

1

 

2

Enthusiasm / effort

A worthwhile effort was made to explain, lots of enthusiasm

1

 

3

Voice / tone

Totally audible, varying intonation

1

 

4

Self-confidence

Ease of presentation

1

 

5

Scientific Language

Use of appropriate language and vocabulary

1

 

6

Response to questions

Carefully listens to questions, responds clearly and intelligently

2

 

7

Presentation of project

Can present the project in a logical, well organized way

(without reciting/ reading directly)

2

 

8

Limitations / weaknesses and gaps

The learner is fully aware of limitations and can explain reasons for gaps

2

 

9

Possible suggestions or expanding project / recommendation

The learner is fully aware of possibilities for expanding the project

2

 

10

Authenticity

The learner takes complete ownership of the project and integrates assistance received in their answers to questions. Can demonstrate all of the methods / techniques used. It is important to find out the amount of assistance received and how this assistance has been used ask questions

2

 
  TOTAL

15

 
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PART C: SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT, METHOD AND CREATIVITY.

(Level of performance for No’s 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9(I & ii), 10, 12 and 13: 0=Not done, 0.5=Poor, 1.0 =Satisfactory, 1.5 = Good and 2.0 = Extensive, well done)

(Level of performance for 3,4,6,9 (iii) and 11: 0=Not done/copycats, 1.0=satisfactory, 2.0 =Good, 3.0 = Excellent).

S/NO

Criteria Maximum Score Score

1

Statement of the problem: Clear statement of the problem and objectives

2

 

2

Introduction / Background information: Relationship between the project and other research done in the same area

2

 

3

Application of scientific concepts to every day life

3

 

4

Subject mastery: Demonstration of deeply and accurate knowledge of scientific and engineering principles involved

3

 

5

Literature review: Project shows understanding of existing knowledge. (citations).

2

 

6

Data: Adequate data obtained to verify conclusions.

3

 

7

Variables: Variables/ parameters were clearly defined and recognized , controls used

2

 

8

Statement of originality: What inspired the person to come up with the project

2

 

9

Logical Sequence: Experimental design demonstrates understanding of scientific methods of research

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  • Apparatus / requirements

2

 
  • Procedure / Method

2

 
  • Correct illustrations

3

 

10

Linkage to emerging issues: Linking of the innovation with emerging issues or adds value to existing body of knowledge

2

 

11

Originality: Is the problem original or does the approach to the problem show originality, Does the construction

3

 
 

or design of equipment / project show originality

   

12

Creativity: Have materials / equipment been used in an ingenious way, To what extent does the project / exhibit represent

2

 
  the student’s own effort/skill    

13

Skill: Was the workmanship of the display skillful?

2

 
  Workmanship is neat, well done. Project requires minimum maintenance    
 

 

TOTALS

 

35

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  FEEDBACK FOR THE PRESENTERS

Strengths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Recommendations……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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