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Science Experiment and Lab Report 
Experiments are scored using this rubric though not all experiments require all categories. Students are informed which specific categories are required for a specific experiment.
Rubric Code: T2XCX7X
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Subject: Science  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Poor

0 pts

Fair

3 pts

Good

4 pts

Excellent

5 pts

Title

Poor

Missing
Fair

Title is unrelated to the scientific problem.
Good

Title is appropriate in content but contains errors in spelling, or grammar.
Excellent

Title is appropriate and error free.
Scientific Question

Poor

There is no statement of the testable question.
Fair

Incomplete question statement, or grammatically incorrect.
Good

Complete question statement, however it contains grammatical errors.
Excellent

Scientific problem is stated in such a way that it can be answered following completion of an experiment. Grammar, and composition is exemplary.
Background Reading

Poor

Paragraph(s) are poorly written, or missing altogether.
Fair

One paragraph was written or multiple and serious literary errors are evident.
Good

Two paragraphs written, but some literary aspects require editing.
Excellent

Two error free paragraphs with all literary aspects perfectly done.
Hypothesis

Poor

No hypothesis.
Fair

Incomplete hypothesis, or hypothesis does not match the scientific question.
Good

Testable hypothesis, but grammatically incorrect.
Excellent

Well-written, testable hypothesis .
Materials

Poor

No materials or equipment identified or used in an unsafe manner
Fair

Materials not appropriately identified and used safely
Good

Materials appropriately identified and used safely, no numbered list.
Excellent

Materials appropriately identified and used safely. Materials list is numbered and thorough.
Procedures

Poor

Experimental procedures are not listed
Fair

Experimental procedures are incomplete and/or not listed step-by-step
Good

Experimental procedures are complete and listed step-by-step, but not numbered.
Excellent

Procedures are clearly listed step-by-step with detailed, descriptions. Work is error free.
Data

Poor

No data collected
Fair

Drawings of either before or after are included.
Good

Drawings are included, but not labeled.
Excellent

Drawings are well drawn, accurate, and labeled correctly.
Analysis & Discussion

Poor

No interpretation of data
Fair

Partial interpretation of data
Good

Most of the discussion questions are answered, work is not error free.
Excellent

Discussion questions are correctly answered and error free.
Conclusion

Poor

No concluding paragraph was included.
Fair

Final paragraph is too brief or contains errors.
Good

Thorough paragraph is included but not error free.
Excellent

Well written, robust paragraph is error free.
Punctuality

Poor

Lab report was turned in more than 5 days late.
Fair

Lab report was 3-4 days late.
Good

Lab report was 1 - 2 days late.
Excellent

Lab report was turned in when it was due.




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