Rubrics For Poster Assignments

Presentation of Research 

Prominently positions title/authors of paper thoroughly but concisely presents main points of introduction, hypotheses/ propositions, research methods, results, and conclusions in a well-organized manner

Narration and/or answering of questions is engaging, thorough, and adds greatly to the presentation  

Contains title/authors of paper adequately presents main points of introduction, hypotheses/ proposition, research methods, results, and conclusions in a fairly well-organized manner

Narration and/or answering of questions is adequate and adds to the presentation 

Contains title/authors of paper presents main points of introduction, hypotheses/ propositions, research methods, results, and conclusions but not as sufficiently and not as well-organized

Narration and/or answering of questions is somewhat lacking 

 Title/authors absent

Does not sufficiently present main points of introduction, hypotheses/ propositions, research methods, results, and conclusions and is not well-organized

Narration and/or answering of questions is lacking 

Visual Presentation 

Overall visually appealing; not cluttered; colors and patterns enhance readability; Uses font sizes/variations which facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research

Graphics (e.g., tables, figures, etc.) are engaging and enhance the text content is clearly arranged so that the viewer can understand order without narration

Overall visually appealing; not cluttered; colors and patterns support readability

Adequate use of font sizes/variations to facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research

Graphics (e.g. tables, figures, etc.) enhance the text content is arranged so that the viewer can understand order without narration

Visual appeal is adequate; somewhat cluttered; colors and patterns detract from readability

Use of font sizes/variations to facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research is somewhat inconsistent/distractions

Graphics (e.g., tables, figures, etc.) adequately enhance the text

Content arrangement is somewhat confusing and does not adequately assist the viewer in understanding order without narration 

Not very visually appealing; cluttered; colors and patterns hinder readability

Use of font sizes/variations to facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research is inconsistent/distracting

Graphics (e.g., tables, figures, etc.) do not enhance the text

Content arrangement is somewhat confusing and does not adequately assist the viewer in understanding order without narration

Introduction

You should prepare a poster of one significant invention that involved chemical engineering. You may select an invention that is featured at the Inventor of the Week site, or that you find from some other source—so long as it pertains to chemical engineering.


Assignment:
Create a poster about an invention that involved chemical engineering.

Getting Started:
To find a topic, search the Inventors of the Week website (http://web.mit.edu/invent/i-archive.html). Be sure to select an article about an invention that involved chemical engineering. Use information from the article and from any other useful sources you find to develop a poster explaining the invention to your classmates. Before starting your poster, get approval from your teacher on your topic and your sources.

Evaluation:
Your poster will be evaluated on these criteria:
____ The poster is clearly focused on a chemical engineering invention and is labeled as such.
____ The poster explains the invention and the problem it addresses.
____ The poster also provides details on the invention process (why, when, where, and how).
____ The poster provides biographical details on the scientist or scientists involved, including information about education, career, and scientific experience.
____ The poster describes how that invention has affected you and/or your community.
____ Graphics such as illustrations, photographs, and drawings support the topic and help make it interesting and understandable.
____ The poster is free of errors in capitalization, usage, punctuation, or spelling.
____ Sources for background information and for all borrowed graphics are cited on the front of the poster.
____ The poster is neat and presentable and can be read from a distance of two feet.

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