Science Lab Report Evaluation Rubric assignment # __________
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    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
    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.)
    Research references used to prepare the lab are listed.
    (There are always research references.)
    15 points
    Procedures are written during pre-lab preparation and clearly state what is planned.
    (Procedures are not written in past tense form.)
    There are no "understood" procedures.
    (Such as: get out equipment or turn on gas.)
    Specific formulas or equations for reactions during the lab are shown.
    (Write these as procedures on the lab report.)
    15 points
    "Results" of a procedure are clearly recorded.
    (Some procedures might not have observations)
    Measurements, when required, show proper units.
    (Write these as observations on the lab report.)
    Calculations, when required, are clearly shown.
    (Write these as observations on the lab report.)
    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 one.)
    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.)
    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  


    Total Points

    100  Self-evaluationStudents 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.DeadlineLab 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.