For High School Teachers
 
From DNA to Organism: A Study in DNA Function for the High School Biology Classroom
 
 

 Lab write-up scoring sheet

     Student name __________________

 

     Problem /5

     Background information on the problem is presented.
     Importance of the work being done is presented.
     The problem being investigated is clearly stated.
     The independent variable is identified in the problem statement.
     The dependent variable is identified in the problem statement.

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     Experimental design /5

     The methods used to carry out the experiment are clearly listed and     complete.
     The procedure is in step-by-step format.
     Specific measurements are used in steps.
     The experimental design could be used to replicate the experiment.
     The method of data collection is listed in the description.

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     Data /5

     A data table is used to show data.
     A graph is used to show data if possible.
     All data tables/graphs are labeled (titles, axis, legends, etc.)
     Data is clearly written and neat.
     All units for data are shown.

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     Conclusion /10

     The original problem is restated.
     An answer to the original problem is suggested.
     The answer is supported by specific examples from the data.
     Any unusual data points are discussed.
     Validity of the data is discussed with specific examples of what you did     or did not do in the experiment.
     Suggestions for future experiments are suggested.

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Contact info:

Dr. Gerald Berkowitz
Agricultural Biotechnology Laboratory, U-4163
Room 302C
1390 Storrs Rd.
University of Connecticut
Storr, CT 06269-4163
E-mail: gerald.berkowitz@
uconn.edu

phone: 860-486-1945