How to write a lab report – GCSE Physics Lab Report
In a well-written scientific paper or report, the following can be found:
- Title: Give a suitable caption for the scientific research or experiment you complete. It must reflect what is written in the topic. Don’t write, “Lab Report” or Module 3 Lab Report” something like that.
- Abstract: A concise summary of a scientific study carried out. It is a well-developed single paragraph of approximately 250 words in length, which is indented and single spaced. Should not be longer than the introduction that follows.
- Introduction: The first paragraph of a written research paper. Without an introductionit is sometimes very difficult for the reader to figure out what you are trying to present.
- Hypothesis: Show your hypothesis as a separate subtitle. Remember, whenever you do a scientific experiment you must have a hypothesis. Lab reports submitted without a hypothesis will not be complete.
- Materials Requires: List everything needed to complete your experiment.
- Methods (Procedures): discuss the method you followed in your own words. Do not list the steps.
- Results/ Data of experiments: Show any data collected in tables form or using statistical diagrams.
- Interpretation of results and an explanation (discussion). This section is like an argument that uses the data to show how your argument is correct
- Summaries or Conclusions what is your final results
- Acknowledgement (for any help you received from any person or organization)
- References Always add the list of references you used at the end of the report.
For your lab reports, each of the pieces of information above should be in separate sections (sub-titles). Also, remember the following points;