Team #________________ |
School_____________________ |
Judge______________________ |

Criterion | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | points given |
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## Problem Statement |
Team clearly defines a scientific problem and presents appropriate background information to understand the context of the problem. | Team does not clearly define a scientific problem OR does not present appropriate and complete background information. | Team does not clearly define a scientific problem AND does not present appropriate and complete background information. | Team vaguely defines a problem or does not define a problem at all. | _______ |

## Mathematical Model |
Team demonstrates thorough understanding of mathematical equations, variables, and input/output. | Team demonstrates some understanding of mathematical equations, variables, and input/output. | Team is able to explain the basics of their model, but is unable to answer questions. | Team does not understand the basic mathematical model. | _______ |

## Computational model |
Team demonstrates thorough understanding of the algorithms and programming syntax needed to solve the problem. | Team demonstrates some understanding of the algorithms and programming syntax needed to solve the problem. | Team is able to explain the basics of their code, but is unable to answer questions. | Team does not understand the basic computational model | _______ |

## Results & Conclusions |
Team is able to explain numerical and visual results and draw conclusions that relate to the stated problem; understand the distinction between results and conclusions. | Team is able to explain numerical and visual results, but draws incomplete or illogical conclusions. | Team is unable to draw conclusions that relate results to the stated problem. | No results or conclusions. | _______ |

## Code |
Code is original, well documented, and models a complex problem. | Code is not original, OR is undocumented OR does not model a complex problem. | Code is incomplete OR is a simple calculation that does not require a computer. | No code or code does not execute. | _______ |

## Display |
Display clearly supports the problem, conveys the important points, and is visually pleasing. | Display does not support the problem, OR is incomplete OR is not visually pleasing. | Display does not support the problem, OR is incomplete AND is not visually pleasing. | Display is poorly done and does not support the problem. | _______ |

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