Lab Report Grading Rubric Lab Report: Description No Credit ¼ Credit ½ Credit Full Credit (One of the 2 daily grades) Intro (20%) Objectives No info present or Only list objective Describes objectives with Clear, concise statements that are linked to Techniques/ incoherent Only list technique minimal or excess detail all of the other information and components Concepts used Minimal or excess background Does not relate procedure in the introduction Necessary with purpose of lab No superfluous information background Minimal or excess Assumes the reader is familiar with basic Hypothesis Stated background techniques and topics, but still clearly explains purpose and methods used in the lab Data (25%) Data Tables No tables present Incorrect data Data table are: sloppy, Properly titled and labeled tables Appropriate No calculations made Incorrect calculations poorly labeled, mis-titled, Reader should be able to understand steps Calculations No notes on Labels missing lacking units, or hard to taken in calculations Procedural Notes/ procedure / Methods Titles missing read. All relevant answers to calculations should Methods section is lacking Lacking or irrelevant procedural Calculations present but be marked and labeled Appropriate No labels on notes not clear. Answered not Notes on procedural errors and changes Diagrams diagrams/ color/ or Diagrams are questionable, they labeled or marked should be clear and concise does not reflect what do not communicate what was Procedural notes are either Excellent diagrams, clearly communicate is seen. seen, lack most labels, lack titles / minimal or irrelevant what was seen. Neatly labeled and colored, No methods / unclear date Diagrams are satisfactory, titled and dated. data collection – poor Methods are very unclear, difficult Methods are slightly vague, Very clear and detailed methods – exact excecution – too to follow. Data collection data collection methods not data collection methods, excellent control many variables / no methods are not appropriate for very clear, control group / group and variables used control group. experiment. Control group / variables are not strictly variables are lacking greatly, but controlled. there is evidence of some. Results (25%) Procedural Data not analyzed No true conclusion made – no true Conclusions are Conclusions about lab are clear and Analysis Conclusion not stated /incorrectdata support rt is used to disconnected from purpose thorough without restating objectives or Data Analysis No sources of error back your claims. of lab – some data support. procedure. Relates to purpose of the lab Sources of Error given No interpretation of results Repetition of introduction or Explains what results mean in terms of (% Error or No statistical tests No connections between sources procedure objectives, and compares experimental compare to done or considered, if of error and percent error Poor explanation of results results to literature values or expected expected results) needed Incorrect statistical test used / or Sources of error and results – excellent data support used to Applies appropriate No data support is correct statistical test incorrectly percent error do not validate claims. statistical tests used to verify your used. correlate Clearly and concisely explains sources or when applicable claim. Statistical test is valid, error as explanation for deviation of results however interpretation of from literature values or expected results results are incorrect. Sources and percentage of error must correlate Correct statistical test and correct analysis. Teacher Sigs (30%) Pre and Post Lab No signatures Pure pity from professor Just one signature All signatures present and complete Pre/Post lab Questions (One of the 2 daily grades): To be done on a separate piece of paper and must include: Your name, the date turned in, the title of the lab, all work when applicable, units on all answers when applicable, and all answers clearly marked and labeled.