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Table Display & Notebook

Apprentice Level AND Professional Level

Each Apprentice and Professional level team will be provided a table to put a display and a notebook of drawings, pictures, charts, graphs, etc. that document the process their team took to prepare for the Challenge. Judges will score the Table Display and Notebooks between 10:00a.m - 4:00pm Challenge day. The judging panel will consist of professional educators and WSU College of Education faculty.

All Table Displays will be limited to the surface area of the provided 6' X 3' table. Additional items under the table or around the table will not be considered in the judging. No electricity will be provided. Teams may provide their own battery or other power source if it fits under their table. NO cords may be placed across the floor to the Table Displays.

TIP: If a computer presentation is part of your display, consider putting the presentation on two or more computers, swapping the computer in the display area as needed to re-charge in the work area where electricity is provided.

Notebook materials should be organized in a notebook, three ring binder or a file folder container.

Table Display/Notebook Award (1 Award): One award for the team earning the highest number of points for the Table Display and Notebook Challenge. Apprentice level and Professional level teams will all compete for this one award together. Table Displays and Notebooks that are high scoring will win an honorable mention and be invited to be displayed at the WSU College of Engineering Open House in April.

Apprentice Level Note: Points from Table Display and Notebooks apply toward the overall RCX Awards in the Apprentice Level.

Professional Level Notes: Points from Table Display and Notebooks apply toward the overall MINDSTORMS Awards in the Professional Level.

Table Display and Notebooks may also be used during the Oral Presentation. If you take your items into the Oral Presentation please leave a note on your table for the Judges. They will check back after your presentation is over.

Scoring Rubric: 1000 points possible









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Creativity - The display and notebook are eye-catching and pleasing to look at. They contain unique and imaginative ways to communicate content and the process that prepared the team for the Challenge.

Variety -Both the display and notebook utilize several methods to effectively communicate information (e.g., diagrams, drawings, photos, tables, charts, graphs, written information, models, exhibits, etc).

Organization - The information is logically presented in a well-ordered manner with obvious organization around specific topics (e.g., organized chronologically, by challenge or task, by learning topic, etc.). Items are clearly labeled or captioned.

Accuracy - Content is judged to be accurate and relevant. Sources are well documented and credited when necessary. The team name and school are easily and clearly identified.

Knowledge - The display and notebook document the team's preparation for the challenge with special emphasis on concepts and lessons learned (e.g., problem solving strategies, team building exercises and/or strategies, “discoveries” along the way, etc.)