Jell-O Formal Lab Report Rubric

Below is the rubric for a traditional lab report for this experiment.  If you are choosing this option, please note the following changes:

  1. Points listed are not the actual totals being used this year. 
  2. Pay special attention to the ANALYSIS and CONCLUSION sections.
  3. If you have a question, ASK!!!! 

I have sample reports in class that you may look at to see how the final product should look.



Jello Formal Lab Report Grade Sheet 70 pts         

This is worth extra credit (*possibly 35 max instead of 70)

Extra credit will be awarded IF YOU HAVE A PASSING SCORE on the lab report.

No credit should be anticipated if you do not have a passing score on the lab report.

This means - if you are going to do it, do it WELL!!!!

Here is the rubric

Cover Page  (3 points)

name, date, class, hour, title 

Abstract (5 points)

100 words or less

Summarize entire lab, including results

Nothing missing.

Introduction  (20 points)   Must flow/read well and make sense!

Prior knowledge or research (12) (see breakdown below)

    Enzymes, what they are, do, what affects them, how (4)

    Gelatin, source of, protein, etc  (4)

    Pineapple, bromelain, how canning is done (4)

Question asked, How answered-briefly, Hypothesis for all tubes, Reason for hyps (4)

ID of variables:  Independent, Dependent, Constant, Constant (4)

VOCAB: Protein, enzyme, active site, denature(d), catalyst, bromelain ( -1 pt ea if not used)


Procedure (5 pts + 2 pts)

How to do the lab (Followable, Accurate)  (5) 

List of materials (2)

Results  (10)

Observations during lab  (5)

No guesses, no assumptions, no opinions!!!

Qualitative Data Table  (5)

Analysis (10)     POINT SPREAD DEPENDS ON TUBES USED- must be accurate

Explanation of Results for Test Tube 2 (Raw)  (5)

Explanation of  Results for Test Tube 3 (Canned)  (5)

WHY DID SOME SET AND SOME DID NOT?  Explain using enzymes and biology.

 MUST refer to your data or research to support your ideas

Overall score must include all of lab data (control and any extra tubes also)


Conclusion (10)

Relation to your hypothesis with detail  (5)

Do NOT use the word “prove” – use “supported” or “refuted”

Next steps:  test again, use the data, make improvements…?  EXPLAIN what, how and why (5 points)

Typed, neat, high quality, other  (5 pts, variable)