MYP Science – Laboratory report format

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MYP Science – Laboratory report format
Name:
Date:
Partners:
TITLE
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Brief paragraph about the investigation and the investigation topic.
Research must be referenced.
1.2 AIM / RESEARCH QUESTION / PROBLEM
Aim or Problem must be written as a statement
Research Question must include the IV and the DV
1.3 HYPOTHESIS
Written as a prediction statement
Explanation/Justification(referenced if appropriate)
1.4 VARIABLES
Independent Variable must be clearly identified
Dependent Variable must be clearly identified
Fixed Variable(s) must be clearly identified
2. PROCEDURE
2.1 MATERIALS
List with relevant details such as size, quantity, etc. of each item.
2.2 DIAGRAMS / PHOTOGRAPHS
Relevant illustration(s) of set-up. Illustrations must be numbered.
Do not include photographs of individual items of basic equipment
2.3 METHOD
Sequential list of brief statements including reference to diagrams/photographs
Explain how equipment is used if not self-evident
Describe what you did in such a way that it could be repeated by someone else
Be specific about sizes, quantities, volumes, concentrations, masses, etc.
Include special precautions regarding method and equipment use at relevant step
3. RESULTS
3.1 RAW DATA
Quantitative data in a proper table with number, title, headings, units, uncertainty
Qualitative data (Observations)
3.2 PROCESSED DATA AND ANALYSIS
Show sample calculations if appropriate, including all steps
Show processed data to correct number of decimal places or significant figures
Final data table if appropriate
Appropriate Graph(s) with number, title, axes labels with units, etc.
Provide short statements on key points, anomalies, trends, etc. in the tables and
graphs
4. DISCUSSION
4.1 CONCLUSION
Clear statement of conclusion referring to the hypothesis
Supporting Discussion
4.2 EVALUATION
Evaluate the quality of the data (accuracy and precision, literature value, etc.)
Limitations/weaknesses/etc. in materials and method
Impact of identified limitations on results
Improvements on identified limitations
4.3 FINAL CONCLUSION
Conclusion re-statement with reference to validity and reliability
Further Investigation (when relevant)
5. BIBLIOGRAPHY
In proper MLA format
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