Generic lab report format (in the absence of a specific lab handout) - for ngss chem textbook lab activities

link to goals of lab activity

 

content of generic lab report

purpose (or goal(s)) of the lab activity

concise description is sufficient; e.g. may use the format of question(s)

methods

concise description (or outline or flowchart) is sufficient

results

experimental data

calculation / analysis of experimental data

discussion

conclusion(s): address the purpose of the lab by referring to your experimental results

 

lab report rubric [11 points]

    # points = 1 2 3
purpose not done done  
methods not done missing content no missing content
results not done data or analysis data and analysis
discussion not done address some content in the purpose address all content in the purpose

recall:

course grade cut-off

A = 85 - 100%

B = 70 - 84%

C = 40 - 69%

D = 20 - 39%

F < 20 %

so if you (or your group) do not turn in a lab report, then your score = 0, but if turn-in an "empty" lab report, minimum score = 4 points → 4/11 ~ 36% = D+