Mrs. Henley’s SCIENTIFIC METHOD RUBRIC
Meets all criteria of numbers 1,2,3. Can create a valid experiment by isolating variables in order to test a
hypothesis through a clearly written procedure. Can extend through analysis and creating arguments
Meets all criteria of numbers 1 & 2. The student can isolate all variables and academic vocabulary from a
given experiment along with identifying the control group and forming a thought provoking conclusion.
The student uses the correct format when identifying parts of the scientific method. The student is able
to make valid arguments for how an experiment could be improved upon.
Meets all criteria for number 1. The student knows common academic vocabulary (including ind. and
dep. variables and the steps of the scientific method, control group, and controlled experiment).
Student can explain how the scientific method relates to daily life.
The student knows the order of the steps that make up the scientific method.
Student has no working knowledge of the scientific method.