This is a great product to help you grade the genius hour project. This rubric goes along with the Genius Hour Research guide that can be found within my store. Use this freebie to determine if this is the project your students!
Getting started with Genius Time, Passion Hour, Time, or whatever you call it? For some students, it can be challenging for them to find something they're interested in researching. This page helps students with the brainstorming process.