Name:  ________________________                                                                  class / period:  __________

Lab Notebook Rubric - Chemistry; Honors Chemistry; AP Chemistry

  5 points 3 points 2 points 1 point 0 points
table of contents (toc) title; page number; date; up-to-date entries; proper format title; page number; date; up-to-date entries; improper format any missing item
prelab notes complete; proper format complete; improper format incomplete; proper format incomplete; improper format absent
heading title; date; proper format any missing item
content:  methods complete; proper format almost complete; proper format complete; improper format incomplete absent
content:  data & observation complete; proper format almost complete; proper format complete; improper format incomplete absent

proper format = entries in ink; no white-out; no torn pages; page number.  improper format means that any of the preceding items are missing and your maximum lab notebook score = 8 out of 20 points, i.e. you lose more than half of the points.

total possible points = 20 points per lab notebook check, which would be collected at the end of a laboratory activity, i.e. lab notebook collection is random and will not be announced until the last 10 minutes of lab.  there are no revisits for your lab notebook.

lab notebook score = 0, if:

toc:                _____ / 3

prelab notes:   _____ / 5

heading:          _____ / 2

methods:           _____ / 5

data/obs:         ____  /  5

total:               _____ / 20

toc:                _____ / 3

prelab notes:   _____ / 5

heading:          _____ / 2

methods:           _____ / 5

data/obs:         ____  /  5

total:               _____ / 20

toc:                _____ / 3

prelab notes:   _____ / 5

heading:          _____ / 2

methods:           _____ / 5

data/obs:         ____  /  5

total:               _____ / 20

toc:                _____ / 3

prelab notes:   _____ / 5

heading:          _____ / 2

methods:           _____ / 5

data/obs:         ____  /  5

total:               _____ / 20

toc:                _____ / 3

prelab notes:   _____ / 5

heading:          _____ / 2

methods:           _____ / 5

data/obs:         ____  /  5

total:               _____ / 20

toc:                _____ / 3

prelab notes:   _____ / 5

heading:          _____ / 2

methods:           _____ / 5

data/obs:         ____  /  5

total:               _____ / 20