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Name:_______________________________________

    Date:  _____________________  
 
Lab:  _________________________________________                                                                      Homeroom:_________  
 
LAB  REPORT  CHECKLIST  
   The  responding  variable  is  on  the  y-­‐axis  and  
BACKGROUND     labeled  with  proper  units  
 Appropriate  background  research  on  the    The  graph  is  neatly  constructed  with  the  
topic  has  been  conducted  prior  to   appropriate  title    
conducting  the  lab  and  is  written  on  a    If  hand-­‐drawn,  pencil  and  ruler  were  used.  
separate  sheet      
  CONCLUSION    
PROBLEM    Compare  the  hypothesis  versus  results.    
 Stated  in  question  form  with  a  question    Answers  the  question  based  on  
mark  at  the  end   observations  and  attempts  to  incorporate  
 Right  question  is  asked   the  “science”  behind  observations    
   
  EXTENSION  
HYPOTHESIS    Suggestions  for  improvement  of  lab  or  
 The  best  educated  guess  that  answers  the   future  lab  experiments  are  described.  
problem  and  provides  scientific  reasoning    Explains  clearly  why  people  would  be  
based  on  background  research.   interested  in  knowing  the  results  and  how  
 Uses  previous  knowledge  and  research  to   they  can  use  your  results.  
formulate  hypothesis    
   
MATERIALS   OVERALL  QUALITY  
 A  complete  and  detailed  list  is  given  in    No  spelling,  capitalization,  grammatical,  and  
bulleted  format   punctuation  mistakes.  
   Neatly  handwritten  or  typed  on  unwrinkled  
  paper  
EXPERIMENTAL  DESIGN    If  typed,  the  approved  font  and  font  size  (12  
 Identified  manipulated  variable  correctly   pt)  are  used.      
 Identified  responding  variable  correctly    
 All  controlled  variables  are  listed    
   
  MARKS  
PROCEDURE  or  METHODS    
 Each  step  is  numbered  and  the  numbers   5 0-­‐1  criteria  missed  
line  up    vertically.   4.5   2  criteria  missed  
 Each  step  is  paraphrased.   4 3-­‐4  criteria  missed  
 Each  procedure  is  described  in  detail,   3.5   5  criteria  missed  
allowing  another  scientist  to  replicate  your   3 6-­‐7  criteria  missed  
experiment   2.5   8-­‐9  criteria  missed  
  2 10-­‐12  criteria  missed  
  1.5   13  criteria  missed  
OBSERVATIONS  or  RESULTS   1 14-­‐15  criteria  missed  
 Qualitative  observations  are   0.5   16  or  more  criteria  missed  
mentioned/written  in  an  orderly  and  easy-­‐ 0 unacceptable  quality/not  handed  in  
to-­‐understand  manner.    
 Data  is  organized  in  a  table  and  is  easy  to   Your  Lab  Report  Mark  is        
understand      
 Table  has  a  title  and  is  located  above  it.   ________  
 The  correct  graph  is  produced  with  the  
manipulated  variable  on  the  x-­‐axis  and  is  
labeled.