HIGH SCHOOL LAB FORMAT
1. NAME, DATE, TITLE (#).
2. DISCUSSION ITEMS.
(complete sentences, answerable in the Discussion)
(written before you go in to do the lab, so you know what is expected)
(recorded observations during the lab)
(sum what happened,
not what you did)
(5 complete sentences minimum, answer Discussion Items)
7. CONCLUSION. (3 sentences summary + 3 sentences opinion,
Discussion Items: are a complete sentence(s)
for more than a yes/no or a 1/few word answer. They are about the
lab topic and are answered in the Discussion.
These are either given to you by the teacher and/or you write them your
Hypothesis: are educated guesses or trial
made before your lab experiment and for each experiment done
lab. [i. e. what do you think will happen in each experiment or
part of the lab?]
Often written as "if...then."
Data: are recorded observations. Remember that
all experiments in science must be repeatable and verifiable
any one should be able to read your data, understand what you were
and repeat your experiment.
Data charts and tables really help!!
Results: are a short (1-3 sentence) summary of
what happened in the experiment(s). Look for the major
of the lab, sum your data.
This shows the teacher that you really understood what happened during
the lab and did not become lost in the details of the lab. Do not
describe the procudure.
Discussion: is where you answer the discussion
items in 5 or more complete sentences. Be thorough
and concise. This is where most of the points of the lab homework
Conclusion: is where you sum up and give your
Minimum of 3 sentences of
summary and 3
sentences of opinion.
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