Science lab reports

Lab Reports

Can't judge a Powder

  • Title
  • observations
  • unknowns identified and explain
  • answer questions about popcorn and explain

Bottle Flipping lab

  • Title
  • question
  • hypothesis
  • variables identified (including those held constant)
  • data table
  • mean, median, modes of each volume
  • conclusion statement



  • make predictions/answer questions in lab
  • data table
  • graph with labels and a title 
  • conclusion:  did results support predictions?

Density (practice with sig figs and graphing)

  • answers to questions (hypothesis)
  • variables identified
  • data collected (possibly in a table)  for masses and volumes of water.
  • graph-label axis inlcude units- title graph
  • calcuate densities of water for each volume and determine the average density
  • calculate percent error (just use average value)
  • conclusion statement: Were predictions correct, accuracy statement for the  water's density.  Sources of error.
  • All density calculations and measurements should use sig figs.
  • Answer any questions on lab w.s

Blood spatter

      *  Title of graph

  • Identify variables
  • data table with height, diameter, description, and diagram of blood spatter.
  • graph -label axis with units and title graph
  • prediction of unknown height using graph.
  • calculate % error
  • hall blood spatters: state direction of motion and which is fastest, slowest, explain your reasoning
  • Background information (see links for information on blood spatter).  Make
  • sure to answer questions given in class.  The links are on the links tab to
  • the left.  There is an article (read pages 1-7).
  • Conclusion:  Evaluate the experiment, is this a good way to test for unknown
  • heights of blood drips, how could we make experiment better?  Were you
  • accurate?  sources of error.  Answer any questions in instructions.

Hexabug lab-  fill out paper

Creek analysis (flow rate-discharge rate)-fill out paper

Friction lab:



datat table with forces of friction


Hot wheel labs
Identify variables (manipulated, responding, and factors to hold constant
Results in a data table (measurements/calculations)
2 graphs (bar graph of averages distances, line graph of average speeds)
Conclusions:  do results support your hypothesis, sources of error, answers
to questions.

Astronaut Bob lab:
Identify variables
data collected mass and times
data analysis:  average time and line graph of time vs. mass
determine astronaut bob's mass
When given actual mass,determine % error
Conclusion:  accuracy statement sources of error

scooter lab:

data collected
average distances calculated
bar graphs of average distances
answer to post lab questions, sources of error

Bungee Barbie
data collected (measured)
data analysis (proportions and graph)
conclusion statement which should include sources of error

Chemistry lab:
procedure (key word)
determine if chemical or physical change; if chemical state evidence

Creek analysis
data measured
overall quality calculations

Extrusive vs intrusive rock formation lab
identify variables
data collected, time measured, observations
answers to questions (you do not have to write out the questions)

Rocket lab:
Rough design and the final design (on graph paper, neatly drawn using
straight edges).
Data collected:  times, angles
Data analysis (calculations):  Average time, average angle, determine height
using the tangent of the average angle.

Motion lab:
variables on 1,2,and 4
derviation of gravity equation (in pendulum lab)
Procedure:  part 1,2,3, and 4
data collected (preferably in data tables):  Part 1:  times for each walk and
average speed
Part 2, three times for each trial and averages
part 3:  4 times
Part 4: lengths and three times (for each length)
Calculations/graphs:  part 1- average speed:  10/time, line graph for each
part 3: 4 average speeds, 4 final speeds, and 4 accelerations
part 4:  4 average times, 4 gravities, average gravity, s.d for gravity, %
conclusions: Possible sources of error, accuracy and precision statementsfor

Calorimetry lab (specific heat of metals)
variables identified
data measured
calculations (calculate specific heat of your metals)
The specific heat of aluminum is 0.22 cal/g C,  copper is 0.092 cal/g C
% error
conclusion statement:  accuracy statement and sources of error should be