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Lilydale High School - Laboratory Report Rubric

Criteria
Aim

Name: Student A

Hypothesis
Materials
Method

All steps clearly outlined and


written and or illustrated in a
flow diagram and in objective
third person language

Risk
Assessment
Results

Discussion

Conclusion/
evaluation

All discussion questions


clearly answered, using
scientific language. Written in
full sentences, third person
and paragraphs with clear
links between questions.
(No question answer format)

2
Clearly states the purpose of the
experiment using appropriate
scientific language
A thoughtful scientific hypothesis
included

1
Aim is a short statement
with limited relevance to
the experiment.
Basic statement included

0
Aim not
mentioned

Full and detailed list of


equipment used in the
experiment
Some steps not included or not
written in objective third person

Incomplete list of
equipment

Equipment used
not listed

Method copied directly


from the CAT sheet

Steps in the
practical are not
included

Risk (MSDS sheet in tub) and


safety procedure recorded

Risk (MSDS sheet in tub)


or safety procedure
recorded
Images and/or
observations are not
recorded in a table. No
comment about the results
included.

No risk or safety
procedure
recorded
No data/images
and/or
observations
recorded

Hypothesis not
included

All observations and


images/video are recorded in a
table. Comment about overall
results included

Most observations and some


images/videos are recorded in a
table. Basic comment comparing
results included.

All observations and/or images


are recorded in a table. No
comment included.

All discussion questions


clearly answered, using
scientific language. Written in
full sentences

Discussion questions are


answered in full sentences but
not well thought out

Discussion questions answered


by listing the question number
followed by an answer. May or
may not be incomplete

Discussion questions
incomplete and written
with the question number
followed by an answer

No answers to
discussion
questions
included

(No question answer format)

(No question answer format)


Draws a clear and concise
conclusion consistent with the
aim and specific improvements
to experiment suggested.

(No question answer format)


Draws a clear conclusion with
some reference to the aim.
Some improvements to
experiment suggested.

(No question answer


format)
Either draws a conclusion
consistent with the aim
or
Evaluation included shown

(No question
answer format)
Conclusion and
evaluation not
included

LITERACY
Spelling

All spelling correct


0 errors

Few spelling errors


1-5 different errors

Numerous spelling
errors throughout

Grammar

All grammar correct


0 errors

Numerous grammar
errors

Punctuation
Capital
letters, full
stops,
apostrophes,
commas etc

All punctuation correct


0 errors

Numerous
punctuation errors

Writing conventions not yet


established OR work copied
from source
Grammar errors prevent
understanding
OR work copied from source
No punctuation evident OR work
copied from source

_24 Out of 30

Comments:

80%

Well done! Great work!


Your aim and hypothesis were great.
Your materials and method were presented very well and didnt use any first person. Good job!
You just needed to include some more detail in your results, state all your observations because you will be able to relate back to these in your
discussion
Your discussion required some more detail into why Magnesium was an element and why magnesium oxide is a compound. Magnesium is an
element because it is made up only one type of atom (Mg) and Magnesium oxide is a compound because it is made up of. (how many types of
atoms?) (MgO)
Your conclusion needed to relate back to your hypothesis, was it correct?
Overall great job!

The CAT will be weighted as 80% science report and 20% literacy