Score

Description

4

  • Title section is complete.
  • Clear & appropriate purpose or hypothesis.
  • If you invented it, the procedure should be included as numbered list; if not it should be properly referenced, with appropriate & creative illustration(s). If you used one from a book or handout, refer to that source and cite it properly.
  • Data & Observations properly recorded and presented, in order, no decimal errors, all labels present & correct.
  • Graphs are present, properly, & accurately constructed, if required.
  • Analysis and Questions section(s) complete, correct, clear, and written with proper spelling and grammar.  All calculations are shown for one trial, and every value include description, number, and label.
  • If necessary, the purpose or hypothesis is specifically addressed.
  • Lab is typed or neatly written in dark (blue or black) ink, no cross-outs, one side of each sheet & stapled in top left corner OR two sides of one sheet, sections in correct order, no notebook "fuzz," no grammar or spelling errors
  • Lab is on time

3

  • Complete title section
  • Clear & appropriate purpose or hypothesis.
  • If necessary, procedure included as numbered list, or properly referenced.
  • Data & Observations properly recorded and presented, few decimal errors, most labels present correct.
  • Graphs are present & accurately constructed, if required.
  • Analysis and Questions section(s) complete, correct, clear, and written with proper spelling and grammar.  All calculations are shown for one trial, and every value includes description, number, and label.
  • If necessary, the purpose or hypothesis is specifically addressed.
  • Lab is neatly written in dark ink, few cross-outs, stapled in top left corner OR two sides of one sheet, sections in correct order, no notebook "fuzz," few grammar or spelling errors
  • If the lab is late/unexcused, the maximum score possible will be a 3, regardless of the quality of the work.  Even if you would otherwise get a 4, a perfect late lab can never score higher than 3.  You have been warned!

2

  • Title section contains name and title, but may be missing other components.
  • Unclear or off-the-mark purpose or hypothesis.
  • If necessary, procedure included as narrative in paragraphs.
  • Data & Observations not presented in table form, some decimal errors, most labels present correct, data out of order.
  • Graphs are present but sloppy and/or misleading.  Labels and key missing.
  • Analysis and Questions section(s) complete, correct, clear, and written with proper spelling and grammar.  All calculations are shown for one trial, and every values include description, number, and label.
  • Necessary to specifically address the purpose or hypothesis, but neglected.
  • Lab is difficult to read, written in pencil or light ink (not blue/black), intrusive cross-outs or use of white-out, not stapled, two sides of page used if stapled, sections out of correct order, notebook "fuzz," many grammar or spelling errors

1

  • Sections missing.
  • Results are incorrect.
  • Major anaylsis questions are incorrect, or not understandable.

0

  • Missing
  • Lab turned in after "no interest date" with no guidance conference.
  • Lab is plagiarized (no improvement or re-write available).