All labs both informal and formal will be recorded in your lab notebook. While science is a process, it does not follow one specific order of steps. It is important that you identify each part of the process as your work to solve a problem.
State the purpose of the experiment in a sentence. (Write in third person)
State an educated guess of what you think might happen during the experiment. this is usually and "if...then" statement. Example: If I use extra chocolate chips in my cookie recipe, then my cookies will taste better.
List all materials and equipment used to conduct the lab. Bullets are acceptable.
List all steps that will be used to conduct the lab. Bullets are acceptable.
Construct tables and charts to present the data collected. Title and label all tables and charts completely. Include units of measurement.
Include all mathematical manipulation of the raw data, formulas, and units of measurement.
Answer all questions from the lab worksheets in complete sentences (restate the question in your sentence).
Write down your observations of the samples in your environment using your senses. Examples: color changes, changes in texture or consistency, odor, etc.
Evaluate your data in your own words. Explain what it proves and give supporting data for the proof. What is the reason for your conclusion? W2as your hypothesis correct?