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4 Contains title, name, date, teacher, homeroom class. The purpose of the lab or the question to be answered during the lab is clearly identified and stated.

3 Missing one piece of required information. The purpose of the lab or the question to be answered during the lab is identified, but is stated in a somewhat unclear manner. The predicted results of the experiment are somewhat clear and reasonable based on what has been studied. Almost all materials and the setup used in the experiment are clearly and accurately described. Procedures are listed in a logical order, but steps are not numbered and/or are not in complete sentences. Complete sentences clearly describe what was seen and heard during the experiment. Description of egg after the experiment was mostly clear. Conclusion includes most of the required components. Complete paragraph.

2 Missing two pieces of required information. The purpose of the lab or the question to be answered during the lab is partially identified, and is stated in a somewhat unclear manner. Hypothesis is not stated using an "If ... then" statement.

1 Missing three pieces of required information. The purpose of the lab or the question to be answered during the lab is erroneous or irrelevant. Hypothesis is not written in proper format and the predicted results are unclear. Many materials are described inaccurately OR are not described at all. Procedures do not accurately list the steps of the experiment. Descriptions of observations and egg not very clear.

Question/Purp ose

Experimental Hypothesis

Hypothesis is written in an "If.... then" statement and the predicted result is clear and reasonable based on what has been studied. All materials and setup used in the experiment are clearly and accurately described. Procedures are listed in clear steps. Each step is numbered and is a complete sentence. Well-constructed, complete sentences clearly describe what was seen and heard during the experiment. Clear, accurate description of egg after the experiment. Conclusion includes whether the findings supported the hypothesis, possible sources of error, and what could be done to improve the experiment and why. Complete, wellconstructed paragraph.

Materials

Most of the materials and the setup used in the experiment are accurately described. Procedures are listed but are not in a logical order or are difficult to follow. Complete sentences describe what was seen and heard during the experiment. Description of egg after the experiment was somewhat clear. Conclusion includes only two of the required components.

Procedures

Observations

Conclusion

Conclusion shows little effort and reflection.

Appearance/Or Lab report is typed or ganization neatly written and uses headings and subheadings to visually organize the material. 12 point font. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar One or fewer errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report.

Lab report uses headings and subheadings to visually organize the material.

Lab report is neatly written or typed, but formatting does not help visually organize the material. Four errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report.

Lab report is handwritten and looks sloppy with cross-outs, multiple erasures and/or tears and creases. More than 4 errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report.

Two or three errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar in the report.

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