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Lab Report Rubric (Ecology of Ants)

Lab Report Scoresheet

 

Name ____________________________________ Section __________ Date _____________

 

Lab partners__________________________________________________________________

 

Category

Scoring Criteria

Points

Student Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation

Title Page (2)

Abstract gives a clear synopsis of the lab

2

 

 

Purpose (4)

The question to be answered during the lab is clearly stated

2

 

 

The hypothesis clearly shows it is based on research (not just a wild guess) and is written in the formal format

2

 

 

Lab Introduction (10)

Thoroughly and accurately answers the relevant questions put forth in the lab handout

4

(x3)

 

Research references used to prepare lab are properly cited and trustworthy

2

 

 

Materials & Methods (3)

Presents easy-to-follow steps which are logical and adequately detailed

3

(x2)

 

Data & Results (4)

Data table is complete and accurate

4

 

 

Discussion/ Conclusion (20)

States a conclusion based on the hypothesis and purpose (supports or rejects hypothesis)

2

 

 

The data is analyzed in a appropriate way and is related to the hypothesis and purpose

4

(x2)

 

Identifies sources of error and explains their effects on results

2

(x2)

 

Presents suggestions on experiment improvement and further studies to be done

2

(x3)

 

Presentation (7)

Report is typed, no larger than 12 font, 1.5 spacing and margins of 1”

2

 

 

Logically sequenced as laid out in the lab report; Lab report sections clearly distinct from each other

2

 

 

All grammar and spelling are correct. Use of paragraphs aids organization.

2

 

 

Bibliography (MLA format)

1

 

 

Lab notes are attached and provide a thorough record of the lab process

2

 

 

Lab report is stapled and scoresheet (self evaluation) is completed and attached

1

 

 

 

 

Total:

60

 

 

 

 


Lab Report Rubric

 

Category

0

1

2

3

4

Abstract gives a clear synopsis of the lab

Not present

Synopsis is not clear or some elements of the abstract are missing

Gives a clear synopsis of the lab purpose, hypothesis, experimental approach, and conclusion

 

 

The question to be answered during the lab is stated

Not present

The question is identified, but in a somewhat unclear manner

The question is clearly identified and stated

 

 

The hypothesis clearly shows it is based on research (not just a wild guess) and is written in the formal format

Not present

The hypothesis is poorly stated (improper format or not reasonable)

The hypothesis is clear and well-written in the If…Then… format

 

 

Thoroughly answers the relevant questions put forth in the lab handout

Not present

Shows an inaccurate understanding of the questions and concepts in the lab handout

Shows a limited understanding of the questions and concepts in the lab handout

Shows an accurate understanding of most questions and concepts in the lab handout

Shows a thorough and accurate understanding of all questions and concepts in the lab handout

Research references used to prepare lab are properly cited and trustworthy

Not present

In-text citations are present, but either in incorrect format or not for all cases

In-text citations are present, used correctly, and in correct format

 

 

Presents easy-to-follow steps which are logical and adequately detailed

Not present

Procedure is unclear and incomplete

Procedure is unclear or incomplete

Procedure is presented clearly and with enough detail

 

Data table is complete and accurate

Not present

Data are not shown OR are inaccurate.

 

Accurate representation of the data in written form, but graphs or tables are presented.

 

Accurate representation of the data in tables and/or graphs. Graphs/tables and/or titles are not entirely appropriate labeled and titled.

Accurate and appropriate representation of the data in tables and/or graphs. Graphs and tables are labeled and titled.

 

States a conclusion based on the hypothesis and purpose (supports or rejects hypothesis)

Not present

Conclusion is stated in an unclear manner or is unrelated to the original hypothesis

Conclusion is clearly stated and relates to the hypothesis and purpose (hypothesis is either rejected or accepted)

 

 


 

The data is analyzed in a appropriate way and is related to the hypothesis and purpose

Not present

The relationship between the variables is not discussed

The relationship between the variables is discussed, but no connection is made to the conclusion

The relationship between the variables is discussed and the link between the data and the conclusion is stated, but not explained OR the data and conclusion are explained, but the link between variables is missing

The relationship between the variables is discussed and the link between the data and conclusion is thoroughly discussed and explained

Identifies sources of error and explains their effects on results

Not present

Errors and their effects are stated in an unclear manner or show little effort and reflection

Errors and their effects are identified and clearly stated

 

 

Presents suggestions on experiment improvement and further studies to be done

Not present

Further studies and improvements are stated in an unclear manner or show little effort and reflection

Further studies and improvements are identified and clearly stated

 

 

Report is typed, double-spaced, no large than 12 font, and margins of 1”

Not present

Lab report only has some of these things

Lab report has all of these things

 

 

Logically sequenced as laid out in the lab report; Lab report sections clearly distinct from each other

Not present

Lab report only uses headings sometimes and the sections are not clearly distinct from each other

Lab report uses clear headings and subheadings to visually organize the material

 

 

All grammar and spelling are correct

Not present

Grammar and spelling are mostly correct

Grammar and spelling are correct and the paper has clearly been proofread and edited

 

 

Lab notes are attached and provide a thorough record of the lab process

Not

present

Lab notes are attached but do not provide a thorough record of the lab process

Lab notes are attached and provide a thorough record of the lab process

 

 

Lab report is stapled and scoresheet (self evaluation) is completed and attached

Not

Stapled or scoresheet not done

Lab report is stapled and scoresheet (self evaluation) is completed and attached

 

 

 

 

 

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