Section
Points
Criteria
Title
2
  • Title describes lab conciesly, adequately and appropriately
Introduction
20
  • Sucessfully identifies the learning context for the lab
  • Effectively presents the goals of the report
  • State all hypothesis for the lab and porvides logical reasoning for them
Procedure and Methods
15
  • Identifies key differences in materials and procedures from other groups
  • Gives enough detail that another classmate could repeat experiment
  • Enough information on calculations given to be able to reproduce
Data and Results
20
  • Graphs presented clearly and accurately
  • Data presented in a compact, logical format
  • Units included on all measurements
  • Experimental uncertainties stated correctly
Conclusion
30
  • Directly addresses what was learned in the lab
  • Effectively compares all hypothesis with the results
  • Provides sufficient and logical explanation for comparison
Overall Impact
13
  • Demonstrates understanding of what the lab is designed to teach
  • Demonstrates clear and thoughtful scientific inquiry
  • Report is written in the scientific style: clear and to the point
  • Reasoning is logical and easy to follow
  • Report is free of spelling and grammatical errors

* This rubric is modified from materials written by D.S. Abbott and also by the LabWrite Project 2000