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Checklist for Secondary: Grades 9-12
Background Research Laboratory Work Scientific Observation Cooperative Groups Relating Concepts Experimental Research

I used a variety of pertinent resources.

I correctly cited all sources used.

I collected enough information to understand the main idea of the project.

I used information from electronic sources.

I utilized information from scientific journals.

I utilized information from textbooks in class.

I found recent materials so my information is up to date.

I used only reliable resources.

I used resources that had data to support the claims.

I created a storyboard as an organizer and/or a summary for a lab project.

I wore safety glasses throughout the duration of the lab during all of the required times.

I cleaned all of the glassware when I was through with it.

I picked up any mess that I created during the lab.

I answered all lab questions to the best of my understanding.

I wore appropriate shoes for the lab.

I reported any accidents to my teacher, no matter how minor I thought they were.

I returned all lab materials and equipment to where they belonged after use.

I followed the scientific method to do my project.

I was able to communicate my observations clearly and concisely.

My observations were appropriate in number.

Careful observation allowed me to discover something I did not know before.

I described in detail the object(s) I was instructed to observe.

I was able to separate my opinion from fact in what I observed.

I drew all items as accurately as I could.

I labeled all items.

I described as many physical properties as I could find.

I actively participated with other group members.

I showed respect and support for fellow team members.

I contributed both time and effort.

I listened to my partner's ideas.

I listened to my group's ideas.

I provided ideas that contributed to success of the project.

Without my help, we could not have completed this project.

I held both myself and other group members accountable for high quality work.

I connected concepts with other unit areas we have studied in class.

I showed an ability to connect these concepts with larger ethical issues.

I connected these concepts with other issues of importance to our society or community.

I connected these concepts with my previous knowledge in the area.

My new knowledge allowed me to ask a higher-level question than I previously could have.

I showed how this scientific lesson related to social issues outside of science.

I showed how the historical context of this area relates to our present understanding of it.

I described how technological advances have changed our understanding of this topic.

I found something to observe and clearly described my question.

I gathered information that helped me understand what I am investigating.

I chose a title for the project that allows others to know what it is about.

I explained why I chose the topic that I did and what I need to do to answer my question.

I stated what kinds of variables could effect my results.

I made a hypothesis and worded it so it could be tested.

I designed an experiment that will try to answer my question(s).

I used appropriate equipment and techniques to perform my experiment.

I performed the experiment and recorded the results.

I summarized the results and then drew conclusions.

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