Ecocolumn Lab Report Category Requirement Title Abstract Introduction Materials and Procedures Results/Data Collection/Analysis Conclusions and Discussion Questions Literature Cited Correct Use of Language TOTAL Concisely explains the purpose of the investigation (EX – the effects of ____ on plant growth) A summary of the lab investigation Fewer than 100 words. Try to mirror abstracts for articles found in scientific journals Background information – What biological basis is your investigation founded upon. Be sure to describe all aspects that you explored. Purpose of investigation; how does your investigation answer or hope to answer a specific question (like the one you chose) Materials and supplies listed Procedures of what you did clearly stated in complete sentences. Make sure you include all major steps and some of the small steps too. Drawing of ecocolumn parts (terrarium, decomp chamber, aquatic chamber – labeled) Draw and label the components of what you put inside your ecocolumn Data recorded in tables – label the columns/rows and title your data table Graph your data – line graph; title it, label axis correctly Results generally summarized - Results compared to background information/previous information collected Errors indicated Conclusions stated/results interpreted – was your question answered Suggestions for improvement What are questions for further investigation? What new questions could arise from the results of investigation? Suggestions on modifications to eco-column physical structure Suggestions for teacher’s approach/instructions From your background information/previous research Grammar Punctuation Spelling Points Possible 3 4 8 6 5 5 2 3 10 15 5 4 8 6 8 2 2 2 2 100 Students should complete the rubric as a form of self-analysis. Please put values for how many points out of each section you believe you earned.