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iRubric: Laboratory Activity Rubric

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Laboratory Activity Rubric 
This rubric is useful for assessing student performance during a lab activity.
Rubric Code: Q87CC4
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Subject: Science  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 6-8


Powered by iRubric Conducting Laboratory Experiments
  Poor

0 pts

Fair

1 pts

Good

2 pts

Excellent

3 pts

Outstanding

4 pts

Interaction with Group

Poor

No participation; sits on the sidelines with no interaction; disinterested;
No stake in time management
Fair

Minimal participation; Shows little interest; doesn't pay attention to other group members; may argue to get point across;helps group only when asked; fools around;little emphasis on time
Good

Good participation; appears interested; enthusiastic but talks over teammates or may "hog" tasks; trys to help group complete tasks; somewhat conscious of time
Excellent

Very good participation; is respectful of others and their point of view; makes sure that everyone gets a turn;conscious of time
Outstanding

Shows outstanding leadership qualities through shared participation and respect for others; keeps others on task, managing time; Assumes responsibility for effective functioning of the group.
Following Procedure

Poor

Lacks the appropriate knowlege of the lab procedures. Has no idea what to do.

Often requires help from the teacher to complete basic procedures.
Fair

Demonstrates general knowledge of lab procedures. Has some idea of what to do.
Asks questions to teacher that are answered in the procedure, more than once.
Good

Demonstrates good knowledge of the lab procedures.

Will ask peers for help with problems in lab procedures, before asking the teacher.

Works to follow each step before moving on to the next step.
Excellent

Demonstrates sound knowledge of lab procedures.

Will discuss with peers to solve problems in procedures.

Carefully follows each step and checks them off as they are completed.
Outstanding

Demonstrates superb knowledge of the lab procedures.

Willingly helps other students to follow and understand procedures.

Thoroughly and carefully follows and checks off each step before movng on to next step and encourages other group members to do the same.
Lab Techniques

Poor

Measurements, skills or techniques are incomplete, inaccurate and/or imprecise.

Observations are incomplete or not included.

Symbols, labels, units and significant figures are not included where appropriate.
Fair

Measurements, skills or techniques are somewhat inaccurate and very imprecise.

Observations are incomplete or recorded in a confusing way.

There are 3 or more minor errors using symbols, labels, units and significant digits where appropriate.
Good

Measurements, skills or techniques are mostly accurate.

Observations are generally complete.

Work is organized.

Only 2 or 3 minor erroers using symbols, labels,units and significant digits where appropriate.
Excellent

Measurements, skills or techniques are accurate with reasonable precision.

Observations are thorough.

Work is generally neat and organized.

Includes symbols, units and significant digits, where appropriate
Outstanding

Measurements, skills or techniques are both accurate and precise and may show innovation.

Observations are very thorough and may recognize possible errors in data collection.

Work is neat and organized.

Includes appropriate symbols, labels, units and significant digits, where appropriate.
Safety

Poor

Proper safety precautions are consistently missed;
goggles are worn on top of head or not at all; kneeling or standing on stool; sitting on feet;
using equipment not for intended purpose.
Three warnings given by teacher
Fair

Proper safety precautions are often missed, as listed at left;
Two warnings given by teacher.
Good

Proper safety precautions are generally used,
One warning given by teacher
Excellent

Proper safety precautions are consistently used.
Outstanding

Proper safety precautions are consistently used.

Thinks ahead to ensure safety and reminds other group members to do the same.
Clean-up

Poor

Proper clean-up procedures are seldom used.

Requires teacher's help to complete clean-up.

3 or more items left at station or station not cleaned.
Fair

Needs to be reminded more than once during the lab to use proper clean-up procedures.

1 or 2 items left at station or not cleaned.
Good

Proper clean-up procedures generally used.

May need reminding once to complete clean-up.

Station generally left clean.
Excellent

Consistently uses proper clean-up procedures.

Reminds others of their responsibility;
Station generally neat and clean.
Outstanding

Consistently uses proper clean-up procedures

Station left neat and clean, pitches in an helps others clean up and directs others to do the same.




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