Lab Report : Formal Lab Report for Biology Rubric



 

CATEGORY

Excellent

Good (some flaws)

Incomplete

Poor/Missing

Title (generally 4 point)

States: The Effect of the "Independent Variable" on the "Dependent Variable"

 

 

Missing, or is not written in correct format or does not correctly identify the variables

Purpose/"Because" portion of Hypothesis (generally 1 point)

Complete sentence (not a question) using proper grammar, not using pronouns without antecedents, clearly identifying the concepts behind the lab

does not use correct grammar but does correctly identify the concepts behind the lab

 

Missing, or does not use correct grammar and does not correctly identify the concepts behind the lab

Hypothesis (generally 2 points)

States: If "independent variable", then "dependent variable", using proper grammar, not using pronouns without antecedents

does not use correct format or grammar but does correctly identify variables

 

Missing, or does not use the correct format, grammar and does not correctly identify the variables

Procedure (generally 4 points)

Summarizes steps using correct format, includes any necessary data tables or space for pictures (microscope drawings, etc.)

Missing some of the steps or any necessary data tables or space for pictures (microscope drawings, etc.)

Missing some of steps and any necessary data tables or space for pictures (microscope drawings, etc.)

Missing, or plagiarized

Observations/Results (includes data tables, graphs, calculations)

Trend Paragraph and/or Observations

4 points

 Data Tables 4 points

Graphs 4 points

Calculations 4 points (maybe more depending on number of required elements)

Answers all questions correctly and in complete sentences using proper grammar, not using pronouns without antecedents. Avoid use of 1st person. Includes addition student observations if required. Includes visual representation of data in proper format if applicable. References are used if applicable.

Answers all or most questions correctly and in complete sentences using proper grammar, not using pronouns without antecedents. Mostly avoids use of 1st person. Includes visual representation of data in proper format if applicable. May include addition student observations if required. References are used if applicable.

Over 50% of questions are incorrect or do not use proper grammar and may include 1st person language. May be missing additional observations and or visual representation of data. Maybe missing references if applicable.

Missing, or plagiarized. Answers are incorrect, not in complete sentences or are done with incorrect grammar and/or use 1st person, if applicable additional observations and or visual representation of data are missing or done incorrect format. Maybe missing references if applicable.

Conclusions/ Discussion Questions (power conclusion) (generally between 6-10 points)


Grammar & Mechanics:

(generally 4 points)


References (APA style- www.bibme.org ) generally 2 points

Answers all questions correctly and in complete sentences using proper grammar, not using pronouns without antecedents. Avoids 1st person language. Includes power conclusion paragraph. References are used if applicable.

Answers all or most questions correctly and in complete sentences using proper grammar, not using pronouns without antecedents. Mostly avoids use of 1st person. Includes power conclusion paragraph (or majority of it). References are used if applicable.

Over 50% of questions are incorrect or do not use proper grammar and may include 1st person language. May be missing power conclusion paragraph (or majority of it). Maybe missing references if applicable.

Missing, or plagiarized. Answers are incorrect, not in complete sentences or are done with incorrect grammar and/or use 1st person. Missing power conclusion. Maybe missing references if applicable.