The OHIO ACADEMY of SCIENCE

Local, District Science Day Judging Cards

Judging criteria Copyright © The Ohio Academy of Science. All rights reserved. No edits or other modifications may be made in the judging criteria without the express written permission of The Ohio Academy of Science. Distribution and reproduction for educational purposes is permitted provided this notice is not removed.

NOTE: Judging prompts are indicated by bullets, however, BULLETS DO NOT HAVE A PRE-DETERMINED NUMERICAL VALUE.

Web links to two formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) and Microsoft Word  (.docx)

Judging form for an individual science project:

Individual Science Project Judging Card (PDF)

Individual Science Project Judging Card (Word)

Judging form for a team science project:

Team Science Project Judging Card (PDF)

Team Science Project Judging Card (Word)

Engineering Design Projects

 Engineering Design Projects are projects which address a clear, focused engineering design problem or need; where criteria for success are identified; preliminary designs prepared; a prototype is created and tested with results clearly communicated.

Judging form for ENGINEERING Design individual projects:

Individual Engineering Design Judging Card (PDF)

Individual Engineering Design Judging Card (Word)

Judging form for ENGINEERING Design team projects:

Team Engineering Design Judging Card (PDF)

Team Engineering Design Judging Card (Word)

Meta-Analysis (or Big Data) Research Projects

Meta-Analysis Research Projects, or more precisely, “Statistical Meta-analyses”, are projects which collect, process, or produce statistical data from multiple publicly available scientific studies or data reports, combining and/or using the information to explore a relationship that had not previously been explored, or to evaluate the combined data in a broader scope. 

Meta-analysis projects require a well documented lab journal with background and research notes, source data and graphs; and a research report including relevant background, research question and hypothesis and how it relates to the background; discussion of experimental design and procedures used by source researchers; data analysis and interpretation, conclusion and bibliography.  Meta-analysis projects do NOT require the researcher to perform first-hand physical experiments.

Judging form for Meta-analyses Design individual projects:

Individual Meta-analyses Design Judging Card (PDF)

Individual Meta-analyses Design Judging Card (Word)

Judging form for Meta-analyses Design team projects:

Team Meta-analyses Design Judging Card (PDF)

Team Meta-analyses Design Judging Card (Word)