Parts of a Lab Report
- Title (1): A short description of the lab.
- Background Information (5): Summarizes information that is necessary for understanding the purpose of the lab AND creates a framework for the hypothesis. Five (5) sentence minimum.
- Purpose (1): Why are we doing this lab?
- Hypothesis (5): Should include:
· An explanation of why you think so using “…because…”. (EX: because I will understand the curriculum better and score higher on the tests.)
- Materials (1): List of things used in the lab.
- Procedure (1): Numbered step-by-step directions.
- Data (5): Observations and data tables. Data tables should be neat, created with a ruler, and include units.
- Analysis (6): Questions, graphs, calculations, written description (transformation of the data from numbers to words).
- Conclusion (10): Written in five (5) separate paragraphs, one paragraph for each of the following parts:
· Summarize your procedure (what you did).
· Summarize & explain your results/was your hypothesis right or wrong?
· Name any errors that might have affected your results.
· Where would you go from here? Further investigations? Try this again?
All labs should be: written in complete sentences, include all headings, and use correct spelling and grammar. (5 points)