Contains title, name, date, teacher, period and course
Missing one except title or name
Missing two except title or name
Missing more than two or title or name
In logical order: Question, Hypothesis, Test, Materials/procedure, data, analysis/conclusion
One category out of order
Two categories out of order
More than two categories out of order
Lab report sections clearly labeled and separated. Grammatically correct.
Sections clearly labeled but not separated. Most grammar correct
Sections labeled but not separate. Frequent errors in grammar
Sections not labeled nor separated. Grammar hard to understand.
Clear explanation of purpose. Variable(s) clearly identified in hypothesis
Gives a correct purpose with some framework. Variables are identified
Declares a purpose that is correct.
Purpose is incorrect
Clear step by step description of experimental procedures. --All diagrams/drawings labeled
Step by step description that misses not more than one key detail. --------------Drawings/diagrams unlabeled
Step by step description that misses not more than two key details.
-Drawings/diagrams unlabeled --
Description not step by step or missing many details.
-No drawings/ diagrams
All original data is included. Records observations and their importance. Tables are accurate and complete
All original data is included. Observations recorded. Tables are mostly complete and accurate
All original data is included. Some observations recorded. Tables are complete
Original data is missing. Few observations. tables are incomplete
Units are used correctly and consistently throughout the report
Units generally used correctly in most of report
Units used in only some key parts of report
Units are rarely used or are incorrect
Calculations clearly laid out, math correct, all formulas and calculations shown.
Calculations laid out, few math errors.
Calculations incomplete, math errors.
Few calculations done or shown.
Graphs are correct according to all good graphing rules
Graphs correct but misses no more than 1 label
Graphs correct but misses no more than 2 labels
Graph is un-readable/wrong type/untitled
Restates the hypothesis, supports or refutes it and explains the role of the experiment in doing this
Restates the hypothesis and supports or refutes it
Supports or refutes the hypothesis without restating it
Does not address the hypothesis
Uses data powerfully as evidence to support statements
Uses data to support statements
Refers to data as support
Does not use data to support arguments
Conclusion logically follows from data and prior knowledge
Conclusion is logical but not well defended
Conclusion is logical but not defended
Conclusion is not logical
Identifies sources or error and explains the effect on results
Identifies sources of error
Suggests possibility of error
Does not address error
A next step is included that will further understanding of the original experiment and its societal or scientific implications
A next step is included that will further understanding of the original experiment
A next step is mentioned, but its purpose is unclear
A next step is mentioned
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Earth Science HW 5/4/2012
Use postings on 4/30 and 5/2 for copies of Lab. Create a Final write up For the Identifying Rocks lab. Final drafts are due Tuesday 5/8/2012. Also use standard lab rubric, especially in completing your conclusion.