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Chemistry Lab Report

  Derived from rubric: Chemistry Lab Report
built by tsgissen

Rubric Code: QX8CA48
Use the "Lab Report Format" to create your lab report. Each of the nine sections in the checklist will be evaluated to compile an overall 100% classwork/project grade for each lab report. Use this rubric to help you critique your lab report so that you may get the highest score possible.
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Keywords: Question, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Data, Results, Conslusion, General Writing Guidelines
Categories: Subjects: Chemistry   Science  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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  Great
4 pts
Good
3 pts
Satisfactory
2 pts
Needs Improvement
1 pts
Not Acceptablel
0 pts
Title Page/References
A single page that states the title of the experiment, your name and the names of any lab partners, your instructor's name, and the date(s) the lab was performed.
Great

Complete and written with care.
Good

Complete, but not written with care.
Satisfactory

Not complete and/or not written with care.
Needs Improvement

Attempted.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Abstract
Covers what the experiment was about, why it is scientifically important, how it was performed, and what the final results were.
Great

Purpose clearly explains what was to be discovered, includes all parts.
Good

Purpose is not clearly focused on what was to be discovered, includes all parts.
Satisfactory

Complete.
Needs Improvement

Purpose is not written properly; incomplete.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Introduction
Starts with the main ideas, then goes into the practical consequences of the ideas, and finally goes into how the experiment will demonstrate these ideas/what you will accomplish.
Great

List is complete for accurate replication of the experiment. List includes quantities of measurements.
Good

List is complete but quantities are not always given.
Satisfactory

List is complete but quantities are not
given or are missing completely.
Needs Improvement

List is incomplete.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Experimental/Procedure
Narrative paragraph form, 3rd person, past tense, passive, procedure followed, and any alterations included.
Great

Written in complete sentences with no steps missing from checklist.
Good

Logical sequence with complete sentences but missing some steps from checklist.
Satisfactory

Complete.
Needs Improvement

Procedure needs more steps for the lab to be reliable. Complete, in incorrect form.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Figures
Included in whichever sections deemed most relevant. If given own section, figure is labeled and referenced in other section(s).
Great

Figures go above and beyond; exceeds expectations.
Good

Complete, neat, and clear.
Satisfactory

Complete, but may lack clarity or neatness.
Needs Improvement

Attempted.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Results
Results of experiment are stated, along with numerical results if applicable.
Great

Well written qualitative sentences with no inferences. Quantitative data chart, graph or picture contain proper units and labels are present. Calculations are clearly shown, if applicable.
Good

Qualitative sentences, might contain no inferences. Quantitative data chart, graph or picture lacks proper units or labels. Some calculations are absent or not clearly shown.
Satisfactory

Qualitative sentences contain inferences. Qualitative data chart, graph or picture is incomplete or indiscernible.
Needs Improvement

Data section is absent, qualitative sentences missing, or quantitative data is missing from a data chart, graph or picture.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Discussion
Thorough and scientific analysis of results.
Great

Sentences provide clear explanation for the meaning of your data, if applicable. Specific references are made to the data.
Good

Sentences provide an explanation for the meaning of your data, if applicable. References are made to the data.
Satisfactory

Sentences are present but lack clarity.
Needs Improvement

Sentences are present but provide no clear explanation of data or do not make specific references to the data.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Conclusion
Uses R.E.R.U.N. from handout.
Great

Conclusion is well written and focused. It shows critical thinking, and no errors are present.
Good

Conclusion is written to an acceptable level. It shows some critical thinking and some errors may be present.
Satisfactory

Conclusion is written to a level that is passable. It shows very little critical thinking and is many of errors.
Needs Improvement

Conclusion is missing or poorly written. It shows almost no critical thinking and is full of errors.
Not Acceptablel

Absent.
Writing Guidelines
Uses 12 pt sans-serif style font, past-tense, 3rd person voice, includes page numbers in the lower right corner, and is double spaced.
Great

Well written, neatly organized & clearly formatted/written. Scientific vocabulary present & used correctly. No spelling or grammatical errors. Scientific writing style is evident.
Good

Minor problems exist with writing style, organization, formatting, scientific vocabulary or spelling/grammar.
Satisfactory

Multiple problems exist with writing style, organization, formatting, scientific vocabulary or spelling/grammar.
Needs Improvement

Serious problems exist with writing style, organization, formatting, scientific vocabulary or spelling/grammar.
Not Acceptablel

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