instructions for lab write ups
Cover Page- The cover page is the
first thing I should see when you turn it in and it
should contain the following elements.
Name of activity on the top of the page
Picture depicting part of the lab set up in
the middle of page
Name, date and period on the bottom of the
Guiding Question- This states
what you are trying to find out by doing the lab
Hypothesis/Prediction- What do
you think will happen in the lab?
Procedure- This should be a step
by step description of the experimental set up if you
arenít given a hand out by the teacher. If you are
provided the procedure you can use it here by cutting
out the procedure and gluing to your lab report.
Data- Any observations made
during the activity need to be recorded in the data
section. Donít leave out anything because you will need
to analyze the results and write a conclusion using the
information gathered during the lab.
Analyzing Results- This is a
brief summary of data in the form of a chart, table or
graph that shows your results.
Conclusion- This is a summary of
the entire lab in paragraph form. Your
conclusion must incorporate the following information:
Your conclusion should start out with your
guiding question or what you wanted to find out by doing the
Re-state your hypothesis and tell whether it
was proven true or not using data you collected to support
Reflect on your experience by considering the
following questions; What was learned during the lab? What
errors/variables may have affected the results? How might
results be useful?
Make sure that everything
is organized neatly in the order above and stapled together
before you hand it in. Neatness and order are always a
consideration when grading your labs/activities.