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WRITINGALABORATORYREPORT - W LaboratoryReportW orksheet...

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Page 1 of 2 ver. 1.6 WRITING A LABORATORY REPORT Laboratory Report Worksheet Selecting a Format Formal lab reports should follow the format used for research reports in scientific journals. Roughly the same outline is used by all scientific journals. The scientific method is used as the basis for the format: formulating a hypothesis, conducting an experiment to test the hypothesis, collecting the data and interpreting the data to form a conclusion. Your lab report should consist of the following sections. Use the heading for each section with the exception of title. Title: 1 point The title should indicate clearly and concisely the subject and scope of the report. Objective(s) 4 points The objectives give background information about the experiment. You should state the problem and purpose of the investigation and the question you are trying to answer or the hypothesis that will be tested. Materials and Methods: 5 points This section, written in paragraph form, must include a description of the materials, procedures and equipment used. The description should be exact
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