The following rubric will be used to grade the lab reports:

5 points
2.5 points
0 points
Title Page Contains title, student name, instructor name and section Missing either instructor name or section No title page
Formatting: typed, spacing Typed and single spaced Typed, but not single spaced Not typed
Grammar and Spelling No errors; contains complete sentences and no misspellings A few minor errors in grammar and spelling Several major errors in grammar and spelling
Formatting: headings Each section has a heading as described in template Some sections lack headings No headings
Hypothesis Predictions are clearly stated and written as a testable statement Predictions/expected outcomes are not clearly stated Not written as a testable statement
Materials All equipment and materials described; identify variables, controls and constants Materials incompletely described No identification of variables, controls and constants
Procedure Clear step-by step description Description missing details making it difficult for another scientist to repeat experiment Description missing so much detail it would be impossible to repeat
Results Clearly written description of results comparing controls and variables Results are presented but no comparison between controls and variables are made No written description of results
Data tables, graphs or charts Easy to interpret, clear labels, all data, including calculated averages, included Disorganized (not easy to understand, missing labels) but all data included Disorganized and or data clearly missing
Conclusion Clearly explains acceptance or rejection of hypothesis using data to support conclusion; identifies sources of error Accepts or rejects hypothesis but does not use data to explain why; or does not identify sources of error Does not explain conclusion and does not identify sources of error
    Total ______out of 50 points