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What does a lab report need to have?<br />THE PARTS <br />Title<br />Introduction<br />Materials & Methods<br />Results<br...
Ideas for a title for this lab<br />
What is a scientific title?<br />A scientific title generally has:<br />1. The environmental factors that were changed (li...
Introduction<br />The Introduction is the statement of the problem that you investigated. <br />Include background informa...
Materials & Methods<br />Do not write a list!<br />Do not say: “First get a bean seed.  Then weigh it.  Next put the bean ...
The good news is, you don’t have to write a methods & materials for this lab report.<br />
Results<br />Present summarized data<br />Do NOT include raw data<br />Wait.  What is “raw data?”<br />Raw data is the dat...
Dealing with Data<br />Click through the PowerPoint “Making an X Y scatter plot” for details on how to create your graph.<...
Discussion<br />Interpret your data<br />What patterns did you see?<br />What happened that was strange or unexpected?<br ...
Conclusion<br />This section simply states what the researcher thinks the data mean, and, as such, should relate directly ...
Headings<br />Each section should be clearly identified.<br />
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The Parts of a Lab Report

  1. 1. Time Remaining<br />www.SummitStudies.com<br />
  2. 2. What does a lab report need to have?<br />THE PARTS <br />Title<br />Introduction<br />Materials & Methods<br />Results<br />Discussion<br />Conclusion<br />Literature Cited<br />
  3. 3. Ideas for a title for this lab<br />
  4. 4. What is a scientific title?<br />A scientific title generally has:<br />1. The environmental factors that were changed (light, temperature).<br />2. The thing that was measured (growth).<br />3. The specific organism that was studied (the bacterium, Escherichia coli). <br />"The Effects of Light and Temperature on the Growth of Populations of the Bacterium, Escherichia coli "<br />
  5. 5. Introduction<br />The Introduction is the statement of the problem that you investigated. <br />Include background information<br />Hypothesis<br />You will not be writing an introduction for this lab.<br />
  6. 6. Materials & Methods<br />Do not write a list!<br />Do not say: “First get a bean seed. Then weigh it. Next put the bean in a Petri dish.<br />Describe what you did: Twenty five beans were divided into five groups. Each bean was massed using an electronic balance. The initial mass of the bean was recorded.<br />
  7. 7. The good news is, you don’t have to write a methods & materials for this lab report.<br />
  8. 8. Results<br />Present summarized data<br />Do NOT include raw data<br />Wait. What is “raw data?”<br />Raw data is the data you collected in your experiment. Data that hasn’t been ‘cooked;’ <br />‘Cooked’ data is data that you have manipulated.<br />Averages, graphs, tables, REMEMBER TITLES!<br />
  9. 9. Dealing with Data<br />Click through the PowerPoint “Making an X Y scatter plot” for details on how to create your graph.<br />Remember that your graph should display the averages for the beans in each group.<br />
  10. 10. Discussion<br />Interpret your data<br />What patterns did you see?<br />What happened that was strange or unexpected?<br />Give at least three sources of error or things you would change in the experiment next time. You should explain how each of these sources of error could have affected your experiment.<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />This section simply states what the researcher thinks the data mean, and, as such, should relate directly back to the problem/question stated in the introduction. <br />This section should not offer any reasons for those particular conclusions<br />
  12. 12. Headings<br />Each section should be clearly identified.<br />

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