AP BIO Lab Report Rubric

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					 Lab Report Rubric: Modified for PhysioEX                                         Name_____________________________________

                       Component                       Complete (4)                           Partial (2)                Not at all (0)
                         Defining the        Identifies a focused purpose or research       States the purpose or    Does not state the purpose
Pre-Lab A: Planning



                         Purpose or              question for each activity or lab         research question, but     or research question or
                                                                                               it is unclear or       repeats the general aim
                      Research Question                                                          incomplete.          provided by the teacher.
                        Formulating a          Relates the hypothesis or prediction         States the hypothesis    Does not state a hypothesis
                        Hypothesis or         directly to the question and explains it,    or prediction but does          or prediction.
                                                 quantitatively where appropriate               not explain it
                          Prediction
                      Selecting Variables     Selects the relevant independent and         Selects some relevant     Does not select any relevant
                                                      controlled variable(s).                    variables.                   variables.
                        Collecting and       Records appropriate raw data (qualitative         Records some             Does not record any
Collection




                      recording raw data     and/or quantitative), including units and     appropriate raw data.       appropriate raw data.
                                                  uncertainties where necessary.
  Data




                        Organizing and        Presents raw data clearly in organized       Presents raw data but     Does not present raw data or
                        presenting raw        data tables or other appropriate form,        does not allow for               presents it
                                                 allowing for easy interpretation.          easy interpretation.         incomprehensibly.
                             data
                        Processing raw            Processes the raw data correctly           Some raw data is        No processing of raw data is
Presentation




                                                including any calculations or other         processed correctly.      carried out or major errors
 Processing




                             data
                                                          manipulations.                                               are made in processing.
    Data

    and




                          Presenting         Presents processed data appropriately in        Presents processed        Presents processed data
                        processed data        graphs, charts or other form that helps      data appropriately but          inappropriately or
                                                          interpretation.                     with some errors            incomprehensibly.
                                                                                              and/or omissions.
                           Drawing            Gives a valid conclusion, based on the         States a conclusion       Draws a conclusion that
                          conclusions        correct interpretation of the results, with   that has some validity.     misinterprets the results.
                                              an explanation and, where appropriate,
Conclusion and




                                              compares results with literature values.
  Evaluation




                          Answers all        Provides accurate and complete answers        Answers questions but        Little effort is made to
                         Relevant Lab        to all questions following each activity.          answers are             answer lab questions.
                                                                                               incomplete or
                           Questions                                                             inaccurate.
                         Connects Lab        Relates concepts and findings to real-life      Attempts to make        Does not make connections
                      content to Real Life        anatomical and physiological                connections but               to real life.
                                                          applications.                       connections are
                                                                                                 superficial


                                                                                                         Score________/______
 Lab Report Rubric: Modified for PhysioEX                                         Name_____________________________________

                       Component                       Complete (4)                           Partial (2)                Not at all (0)
                         Defining the        Identifies a focused purpose or research       States the purpose or    Does not state the purpose
Pre-Lab A: Planning



                         Purpose or              question for each activity or lab         research question, but     or research question or
                                                                                               it is unclear or       repeats the general aim
                      Research Question                                                          incomplete.          provided by the teacher.
                        Formulating a          Relates the hypothesis or prediction         States the hypothesis    Does not state a hypothesis
                        Hypothesis or         directly to the question and explains it,    or prediction but does          or prediction.
                                                 quantitatively where appropriate               not explain it
                          Prediction
                      Selecting Variables     Selects the relevant independent and         Selects some relevant     Does not select any relevant
                                                      controlled variable(s).                    variables.                   variables.
                        Collecting and       Records appropriate raw data (qualitative         Records some             Does not record any
Collection




                      recording raw data     and/or quantitative), including units and     appropriate raw data.       appropriate raw data.
                                                  uncertainties where necessary.
  Data




                        Organizing and        Presents raw data clearly in organized       Presents raw data but     Does not present raw data or
                        presenting raw        data tables or other appropriate form,        does not allow for               presents it
                                                 allowing for easy interpretation.          easy interpretation.         incomprehensibly.
                             data
                        Processing raw            Processes the raw data correctly           Some raw data is        No processing of raw data is
Presentation




                                                including any calculations or other         processed correctly.      carried out or major errors
 Processing




                             data
                                                          manipulations.                                               are made in processing.
    Data

    and




                          Presenting         Presents processed data appropriately in        Presents processed        Presents processed data
                        processed data        graphs, charts or other form that helps      data appropriately but          inappropriately or
                                                          interpretation.                     with some errors            incomprehensibly.
                                                                                              and/or omissions.
                           Drawing            Gives a valid conclusion, based on the         States a conclusion       Draws a conclusion that
                          conclusions        correct interpretation of the results, with   that has some validity.     misinterprets the results.
                                              an explanation and, where appropriate,
Conclusion and




                                              compares results with literature values.
  Evaluation




                          Answers all        Provides accurate and complete answers        Answers questions but        Little effort is made to
                         Relevant Lab        to all questions following each activity.          answers are             answer lab questions.
                                                                                               incomplete or
                           Questions                                                             inaccurate.
                         Connects Lab        Relates concepts and findings to real-life      Attempts to make        Does not make connections
                      content to Real Life        anatomical and physiological                connections but               to real life.
                                                          applications.                       connections are
                                                                                                 superficial


                                                                                                         Score________/______