Science Lab Evaluation Rubric

 

 Mr. Lam Yes Prep

Gulfton

Science Lab Report Evaluation Rubric

Assignment #   __________
Student Names: Self-evaluation Score:  
This analytic rubric   is used to verify specific tasks performed when producing a lab report. If   the task has been completed, all points are awarded. No points are awarded if   the task is not complete.

Category

Scoring Criteria

Points

Student
Score

Teacher
Score

Lab Introduction
15 points

The question to be   answered during the lab is stated.

5

The hypothesis clearly   shows it is based on research. (Not just a wild guess.)

5

Research references   used to prepare the lab are listed. (There are always research   references.)

5

Procedures
15 points

Procedures are written   during pre-lab preparation and clearly state what is planned.  (Procedures are not written in past   tense form.)

5

There are no   “understood” procedures.  (Such   as: get out equipment or turn on gas.)

5

Specific formulas or   equations for reactions during the lab are shown.  (Write these as procedures on the lab   report.)

5

Observations
15 points

“Results” of   a procedure are clearly recorded.
(Some procedures might not have observations)

5

Measurements, when   required, show proper units.
(Write these as observations on the lab report.)

5

Calculations, when   required, are clearly shown.
(Write these as observations on the lab report.)

5

Conclusion
20 points

Summarize the   essential lab data.

5

Show how the essential   data answers the lab question.

5

Identify the one   area of the lab most likely responsible for measurable   experimental error. (Think carefully about this)

10

Presentation
25 points

Report is neatly   printed in ink, with no visible corrections.

10

A diagram of the   essential apparatus used in the experiment is drawn in the largest available   white space on the front of the lab report.    (There is always something to draw.)

10

Report is written in   such a way that others could accurately duplicate the experiment.

5

Lab Safety
10 points

No group members were   sited for safety violations.
(Assigned PPE must be worn at all times.)

10

Score

Total Points

100

Self-evaluation

Students are expected   to honestly evaluate their own work. If the difference between the student   evaluation and the teacher evaluation is more than 10 points, 5 points will   be deducted from the teacher’s score when the grade is recorded.

Deadline

Lab reports are due at   the beginning of class the day after lab. Reports will be accepted at the   beginning of class the second day after lab for 3/4 credit. No credit will be   given after this time.

 

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