Clearly state the purpose of the lab
What is being investigated
The technique or skill being practiced
Safety Precautions, if applicable
For example, if working with fire, note locations of fire equipment, and state PPE necessary
Forexample, if working with bacteria, wear eye protection, gloves, and a lab apron or coat as needed
List all materials needed, bullet or list form
List the protocol in step (bullet, list)
Make sure to include pictures that support the protocol
Collect Qualitative Data during the experiment: color, smell, texture, gas production, shape, other
Much of this data will be collected during the observations period, , INCLUDE drawings and diagrams to illustrate as needed
Collect Quantitative Data (numerical data): temperature, mass, volume, length, calculations using formulas. Make sure to include the proper units, no numbers should be without units. Data represents in the proper format: ie:table, graph, chart, or other. Data Tables and charts have a clear title and are also appropriately labelled.
Factual summary of the data. Identify patterns and trends that can be identified from the data.
No opinion or conclusions go in this section.
Include an error analysis here - identify things that might have gone wrong in the experiment,
ie: incorrect measuring, incorrect calculations, spills, leaks, drops and drips, things that were done out of order. These errors may impact the results, and/or lead to new and exciting conclusions. Do not leave them out.
Address the purpose of the experiment - were you successful in accomplishing your goal? Support this with specific data from the experiment. If applicable, address the hypothesis, did the experiment support the hypothesis, or not, and why? Discuss possible causes for your results (ie: The plants exposed to the light had greater photosynthesis occurring, thus producing more oxygen).
Discuss the impacts your errors may have in the results.
Discuss modifications to the experiment that would improve the validity of the results.
Mention additional experiments that could be built on the current one, or that would logically follow from the current experiment.
Post-Lab questions - as per pre-lab questions, use complete sentences, do not start sentences with IT (or because). Provide thoughtful, clear, authentic responses.