As you work your way through the modelling templates, you may wish to begin measuring the quality of your work against the criteria that your teachers and peers and will use to evaluate it. Dr. Merritt recommends that you print these rubrics at the start of your report and keep them near you as you work. Careful and thoughtful attendance to the criteria listed within each of the rubrics–including the ideas, language, and formatting rubrics–will help increase the probability that your final report will be accepted for ‘publication.’
[There are currently no plans for any 6th or 7th grade middle school science students to produce any modelling reports during the 2019-20 academic year.]
To see good examples of modelling reports done by both student and professional scientists, visit the examples page.
Last updated: June 2019