LAB REPORT FORMAT
Bloomfield Hills Middle School
TITLE PAGE- Should
include an original title for the lab report centered in the middle of the paper. In
the lower right hand corner should be your name, date, and class period.
PROBLEM- The object of the laboratory experiment should be
listed as a singular question.
PROCEDURE- A short
summary of the steps involved with the experiment should be listed. This can be
done in paragraph form or as a set of numerical steps (1,2,3 ect.).
should include written descriptions of all observations made during the lab, both qualitative and quantitative. Quantitative data should have both numbers and units.
Both measured and derived data should be included, if they are part of the experiment. Tables must be outlined with a straight edge, named, and numbered. Graphs
should include measurement units and type of measurement on both axis, as well as have a title. All graphs must be done on graph paper or done on a computer.
CALCULATIONS- This section should show all of the mathematics involved
in changing all measured data into derived data. Include all units of measurement. In
summary, show the mathematical operation, give the answer, and organize the two together.
UNDERSTAND THAT SOME LABS DO NOT HAVE CALCULATIONS.
Density = mass /volume 20 grams
/ 20 mL = 1.0 grams / mL
CONCLUSION- This section should answer the question, which was posed during the problem
section of your report. You must also give evidence for arriving at the conclusion, which you state. Your data should be a major source of information for your conclusion. However it is also acceptable to use
other sources (such as your text book, internet, ect.) if the need be. If you feel
that your data is incorrect, then list possible reasons for your faulty results (don’t blame your lab partner even
though it is probably his/her fault J). Sometimes there are very legitimate reasons for an experiment to not go as you might
lab handouts and book experiments will include a set of questions at the end. This
is ALWAYS included as part of the lab report unless other wise stated by the instructor.
ALL REPORTS SHOULD BE
EITHER WRITTEN IN PEN, TYPE WRITTEN OR DONE ON A WORD PROCESSOR.