Name : _______________________
Lab Report Evaluation Comments
1. A very clear hypothesis explaining the “what” and “why”.
2. The procedure is clear with numbered steps; it would be very easy to
3. Your qualitative observations are clear and concise.
4. The quantitative observations are collected in a clear and organized table.
5. The calculations are correct and the data collected through observations is
used in the correct manner.
6. The proper graph is used and it clearly shows the results of your experiment –
easy to compare the different affects of the variable.
7. The conclusion is strong as it restates your hypothesis and backs your
position with evidence and scientific knowledge.
8. Application is very well thought out with practical uses in the real world.
9. Diagram is neat and clearly shows how your experiment was set up.
Areas of Improvement
A. Your hypothesis is unclear, it explains only one of the “what” or “why”.
B. Quantities of materials not specified.
C. Steps in the procedure are unclear and hard to follow.
D. Steps in the procedure are too numerous – simplify.
E. Qualitative observations are incomplete and lack description.
F. Quantitative observations are not organized in a table with proper headings.
G. Calculations are incomplete and do not use the data collected through your
H. The graph is not clear or complete; it doesn’t allow you to compare the effects
of changing the independent variable.
I. Your conclusion does not restate your hypothesis.
J. Your conclusion does not use evidence from your observations to back up
K. Your conclusion does not include the scientific knowledge to explain your
L. Application is lacking a clear explanation on how this science can be used in
the real world.
M. Diagram is messy and was obviously rushed.
N. The lines on diagram have been done without a ruler.
O. The labels on the diagram are missing or incomplete.
Name : _______________________
Lab Report Rubric
4 3 2 1
Report All elements of report are All elements of report are Most elements of report are Some elements of report are
present and complete. present and complete. Details present and complete. Details present and some are
Extensive details are provided provided demonstrates an provided demonstrates some complete. Details provided
demonstrating an excellent understanding of concepts and understanding of concepts and demonstrates some
understanding of concepts and procedures. procedures. understanding of concepts
procedures. and procedures.
Scientific The purpose and hypothesis The purpose and hypothesis The purpose and hypothesis The purpose and hypothesis
Method were clearly answered through were clearly answered through were somewhat answered were not answered through
the scientific method. The the scientific method. through the scientific method. the scientific method.
observations support the The observations support the The observations weakly The observations do not
conclusion given. conclusion given. Some support the conclusion given. support the conclusion
The student included scientific scientific research done. Little scientific research done. given. No scientific research
research and extended their done.
results to real world
Diagrams Provided an accurate, easy-to- Provided an accurate diagram Provided an easy-to-follow Did not provide a diagram
follow diagram with labels to with labels to illustrate the diagram with labels to illustrate OR the diagram was quite
illustrate the procedure or the procedure or the process the procedure or process, but incomplete.
process being studied. being studied. some key labels or data are
Meeting Student made effective use of Student made effective use of Student made some use of Student did not make good
Deadlines & given time in class and at home. given time in class and met all given time in class and met use of given time in class
Use of Time All deadlines were met with deadlines. most deadlines. and failed to meet given
quality work. deadlines.
Organization The final report is exceptionally The final report is neat and The final report is somewhat The final report is messy and
& Neatness neat and attractive. attractive. neat. rushed.
All diagrams are easy to read. All diagrams are easy to read. Some diagrams are easy to Little care was given to final
Title page provided with title, Title page provided with title, read. diagrams and written work.
student name, date, and student name, date, and Title page provided but Title page missing.
teacher name. teacher name. incomplete.
Student took extra time to
prepare final product.