Laboratory Grading Rubric 


Science Rubric for laboratory grades in the Pre-IB subjects                                                           
Title of the lab:____________________
                                                                                                                                     0         1          2          3
1. Came prepared to work                                                                                 _____ _____ _____ _____
    On time, cleared work area, brought lab paper
2. Read through experiment                                                                             _____ _____ _____ _____
     Locates and uses correct (clean) equipment
    Completes the experiment with few questions on procedure
3. Worked efficiently                                                                                         _____ _____ _____ _____
     Finished in the time allowed,
     Stayed on task.
     Follows all written and oral instructions
4. Works with safety in mind.                                                                          _____ _____ _____ _____
    Clean work area free of excess material, no horse play
    No breakage of equipment
    Follows safety measures during lab: goggles, apron,
    hair tied back, no loose clothing, no open toe shoes,
    notifies instructor of injuries and breakage,
5. Cleaned up after experiment                                                                        _____ _____ _____ _____
    All glassware cleaned and restocked in proper place
    All equipment returned to proper storage
    Lab table free of debris and spills
    No garbage in sink!
6. Laboratory write up                                                                                        _____ _____ _____ _____
    A. Neatly done in pen, all sections complete,
         handed in on time. Diagrams are labeled.
         Research, where appropriate, is completed.

    B. Data Collection                                                                                           _____ _____ _____ _____
         Lists appropriate observations, records the appropriate data,
         measured values are recorded and listed in an organized in a table.
         Measured values are recorded to the appropriate significant figure.
         Data values, when appropriate, are within the expected range of
   C. Data Analysis                                                                                                 _____ _____ _____ _____
        Numerical data is manipulated; calculations shown and labled.
        Calculations preformed with accuracey to the appropriate
        significant figures and labled with the correct units.
       Graphs (used when appropriate) are neat, complete, and accurate
   D. Evaluation                                                                                                        _____ _____ _____ _____
        Student reflects upon lab to find appropriate outcomes
        and relationships; infrences made, interpolation and extrapolation
        of graphs sited.
        Possible errors are identified/listed that may affect the outcome.
        Possible modifications are included that might remedy errors.
    E. Write up                                                                                                          _____ _____ _____ _____
         Reflects care in thought and time prepared.
         Answers all possible questions that may have arose in lab.
         Grammar, spelling, punctuation reflect maturity.
         Conclusion stated reflects the hypothesis.

                                                                                                         Total points earned by student ________
                                                                                       Total points possible for this experiment ________

                                                                                                                                                Average ________

Grading Scale Values
0 Requirements not attempted
1 Requirements attempted, but are inadequate
2 Requirements met adequately
3 Requirements met with competency                                                                                      Back to top