LAB REPORT RUBRIC
How will you be graded?
IS WORKING TOGETHER ON LABS AT YOUR FACE TO FACE SCHOOL OKAY????
It is fine for students to work together on the actual lab procedure, which might result in you having the same numerical data, however all portions of lab reports other than the data table(s) should be completed independently by each individual student. If your lab reports match this is considered plagiarism and you will receive a zero.
Title: 5 points
Title: Effect of Sunlight on Plant Growth
Introduction and/or PreLab: 10pts
Statement of the Problem: 5 points
Statement of the Problem: Will lack of sunlight have a negative effect on plant growth over time?
* Make sure this possible solution is a complete sentence.
* Make sure the statement is testable, an if-then statement is recommended to illustrate what criteria will support your hypothesis (and what data would no support the hypothesis).
Hypothesis: If a plant does not get sunlight then it will not grow.
Materials: 2 identical plants in pots, a window seal, a shade to place over one plant, a watering can
Procedure: 10 points
1. 2 identical plants were placed in an identical window seal.
2. The plants were give the same amount of water at the same time on the same days.
3. The plants were kept at the same temperature.
4. Each week, at the same time the plants were measured.
Results: 30pts (includes a data table and/or graphs that are labeled appropriately)
Student has written a few sentences describing the overall findings of the lab. Section contains visuals (tables and/or graphs) when appropriate.* All tables, graphs and charts should be labeled appropriately. Notice the examples below have a title describing what the graph or data table is about as well as labeled information with units.
Here you would need to make a table to record your results. The table would have a place for plant A, and plant B, and a recording of the growth of the plant over weeks.
Conclusions: 30 points
Example: The hypothesis was supported by the evidence collected during the experiment. The plant that was exposed to sunlight grew from 4 cm to 10 cm over the course of 4 weeks. The plant that was shaded started at 4 cm as well and only grew to 4.2 cm but the end of four weeks. An error that may have occurred in the experiment is that they shade might have effected the temperature of the plants. The shade might have kept the plant cooler, therefore effecting the rate of the plant growth. All other variables were kept constant. I learned that sunlight effects the rate of plant growth but may not stop it entirely.
- used correct format and all necessary headings (-10pts if incorrect or missing headings)
- 1pt for each spelling error