TITLE (OF YOUR EXPERIMENT)
State the general purpose of your experiment.
A. Example “Can you determine the acidity of common substances?”
Usually 1 or 2 sentences after your question stating:
1. What you will attempt to accomplish
2. Any general knowledge you have on the issue
A. This is your educated guess on the outcome of your experiment
Example “I think orange juice will have a pH of 7.”
It does not have to be accurate, just what you think will be the outcome of the
1-2 sentences depending on what you are evaluating
1. This does not mean ONLY 1-2 sentences. You must hypothesize the
outcome of your experiment**
A. How you are going to proceed.
This MUST be repeatable. The hallmark of any lab is that your results are
Imagine you are telling someone how to do the lab over the phone. You can
show them so you must tell them in detail
It is acceptable to have a list, and short sentences or instructions
NEEDS to be specific
A. Charts/ / Tables
NOT a paragraph.
Results are strictly the numbers/outcomes of the experimental procedures.
1. Keep standard units
2. Example: do not record in miles, then feet, then inches.
DO NOT explain the results in this section, it is strictly for reporting results.
1. Explanations are done in the analysis/conclusion section
5. ANYLISIS /CONLUSION
A. Present your findings from the experiment
Here you will explain your results
How accurate was your initial hypothesis?
Example “I may have misreported certain pH values because multiple solutions
were tested at the same time.”
Example “in future experiments solutions should be tested one at a time to
improve accuracy and avoid mistakes.”
B. Evaluate the results of the experiment against your hypothesis
C. Discuss discrepancies with your results/ possible problems with the lab
D. Infer improvements that could yield better results
IMPORTANT POINT TO KEEP IN MIND
-SPELLING AND GRAMMAR COUNT TOWARDS YOUR GRADE.
-PROCEDURES AND RESULTS SECTIONS ARE THE ONLY ONES
THAT DO NOT REQUIRE FULL SENTENCES.
-ANY REPORT THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN THESE SECTIONS WILL
BE REJECTED OR RECEIVE A FAILING GRADE AT MY DISCRETION.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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