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Practice

Lab Report Posters



Section and Points Possible
Title 5pts
Purpose 5pts

Hypothesis 5pts

Materials List 5pts

Procedure 5pts

Data Table 5pts

Ideal Response
The title is easy to find and clearly communicates
what the experiment is about in as few words as
possible.
The purpose is labeled, and communicates what the
researchers were trying to discover in one or two
complete sentences. The purpose includes some
mention of all the independent variables (soil type,
herbicide) and the dependent variable (plant
growth or height) in Experiment 2.
The hypothesis is labeled and made up of one or
two complete sentences in the form of a statement
that predict the results of Experiment 2. The
hypothesis includes some mention of all the
independent variables (soil type, herbicide) and the
dependent variable (plant growth or height) in
Experiment 2, and is consistent with the results in
Experiment 1.
The list is labeled and includes all materials
mentioned in the experiment description as well as
any other materials we can assume the researchers
used. Quantities are included where appropriate,
and no unneeded supplies are listed.
The procedure is labeled and is a numbered list
with complete sentences. The steps are clear and
complete so that someone unfamiliar with the
experiment would be able to follow what was done.
The data table is labeled and all the values have

Grade and Comments



Graphs 10pts

Conclusion 5pts

Neatness/Appearance 5pts

Total: ___/50

been correctly copied from the original Data Table


2.
The bar graph(s) are on graph paper and have a

title and labeled axes. The bars have been colored
in an appropriate way and a legend is included. The
graph(s) are both easy to read and accurate.
The conclusion is labeled and is several complete

sentences. It includes some mention of all the
independent variables (soil type, herbicide) and the
dependent variable (plant growth or height) in
Experiment 2. The conclusion includes a claim (the
restated hypothesis), evidence, and reasoning, and
the claim matches the data.
The poster is laid out in an appealing manner that

takes up the entire poster and a logical progression
through the sections. The writing is legible with few
spelling or grammatical errors.