WebQuest

Inventor in the Making!

Evaluation

This evaluation is taken from the Invent Iowa Curriculum Guide, written by the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.

 Expert Inventor

 Skillful Inventor

 Amateur Inventor

 Beginner Inventor

 Points:

 Is the invention entry diagram presented professionally?

 Elaborate and attractive diagram with all parts clearly labeled and explained

5

 An attractive diagram with all parts labeled 

4

 Diagram with most parts labeled

3

 A simple drawing of the invention

2

 5

 Is the invention entry model a clear idea representation?

or

Is the invention entry prototype an exact replica?

 A highly-detailed and comprehensive representation/ working replica of the invention  

5

 A comprehensive representation/ working replica of the invention

4

 An adequate representation/ working replica of the invention

3

 A simplified representation/ working replica of the invention

2

 5

 Is the Inventor's Log thorough and complete?

 A well-developed description of the invention process. 

5

 A description containing the highlights of the invention process

4

 Brief statement of the invention idea and the solution

3

 A partial description of the invention

2

 5

 Is the Inventor's oral presentation thorough and complete?

 Communicates a high level of knowledge and understanding of the process 

5

 Communicates some knowledge and understanding of the process leading to the invention

4

 Describes the invention idea and the solution

3

 Briefly describes the invention

2

 5

 Does the invention involve a novel idea?

 A significant level of difference between this invention and prior products 

5

 A substantial level of difference between this invention and prior products

4

 Some simple differences between this invention and prior products

3

 Very similar to prior products

2

 5

 Is the invention a fresh or unexpected idea?

 Unique and exciting product ideas 

5

 Very interesting product ideas

4

 Attractive but predictable ideas

3

 Traditional product ideas

2

 5

 Is the invention workable?

 Clear and convincing evidence that this invention will work effectively 

5

 Sufficient evidence that this invention will work effectively

4

 Minimal evidence that this invention will work effectively

3

 Little evidence that this invention will work effectively

2

 5

 Is the invention appropriate for the stated need or idea?

 A clear and convincing connection between the problem or idea and the invention 

5

 Sufficient evidence of a connection between the problem or idea and the invention

4

 Minimal evidence of a connection between the problem or idea and the invention

3

 Little evidence of a connection between the problem or idea and the invention

2

 5

 Does the invention have strong interest and appeal to intended audience?

 Professional in appearance and well-suited to the intended audiences 

5

 Attractive and useful for the intended audiences

4

 Useful to some people in the intended audiences

3

 Idea migh have potential interest and appeal

2

 5

 Is the invention well-crafted and complete?

 Clear and convincing evidence that materials and construction are the best for the invention 

5

 Sufficient evidence that materials and construction are the best for the invention

4

 Minimal evidence that materials and construction are the best for the invention

3

 Little evidence that materials and construction are the best for the invention

2

 5

 

 50

 40

 30

 20

 /50

Rubric

# Expert Inventor Skillful Inventor Amateur Inventor Beginner Inventor Score
Is the invention entry diagram presented professionally? Elaborate and attractive diagram with all parts clearly labeled and explained An attractive diagram with all parts labeled Diagram with most parts labeled A simple drawing of the invention 5
Is the invention entry model a clear idea representation? or Is the invention entry prototype an exact replica? A highly-detailed comprehensive representation/working replica of the invention A comprehensive represention/working replica of the invention An adequate representation/working replica of the invention A simplified representation/working replica of the invention 5
Is the inventor's log thorough and complete? A well-developed description of the invention process A description containing the highlights of the invention process Brief statement of the invention idea and solution A partial description of the invention 5
Is the inventor's oral presentation thorough and complete? Communicates a high level of knowledge and understanding of the process leading to this invention Communicates some knowledge and understanding of the process leading to this invention Describes the invention idea and the solution Briefly describes the invention 5

Total Score: 20

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