Lab
Title & Author
<Name
of Lab here>
Name:
Period:
Date:
Teacher: 
Please center this on
a separate title page.
Optional,
but very classy : )

Purpose 
This explains in one or two sentences what the lab is about. What were we trying to accomplish?
Worth 5
pts 
Procedure Equipment: Steps
1.
2.
3. 
Describe in detail what was done. What materials are necessary to perform this experiment?
What are the steps, in order, that you must do for everything to turn out right?
This should be in enough detail that others could perform the lab and get good
results.
A good
clear photo with a caption can save many words in this section.
Worth
15 points 
Data/Observations/Calculations
Tables or charts are best. Show
formulas and calculations. 
Place any measurements, masses, volumes, or other numerical data here. Make sure to include any mathematical formulas that you needed here. A
good clear photo with a caption can save much confusion in this section. Data:
15 pts Show
each formula that you used. Show all calculations.
Don't scrimp here this is really important. Calculations:
15 points 
Analysis
Include
description of how much error has occurred.
Tell
what steps may have created the error.
Make
suggestions for how to improve this experiment in the future. 
Calculation
of percent error
Within
limits set by instructor 15 points
Discussion of experimental or procedural errors. Suggestions for improving the steps or procedures.
Graphs of the data, or comparison to published results.
Discussion of problems arising from poor measurement.
Statistical summaries like averages.
Accurately
assessing sources of error 15 points 
Conclusions
1.
Summary of results
2.
Summary of what has been learned.
3. Other
comments and or opinions.

Did the experiment do what we wanted it to do as written under the purpose section?
Did the lab function properly, or were the problems so bad that you cannot conclude anything from the experiment?
Can you apply this in the real world?
Is there a general rule or law that we can observe. How does this
relate to the theory covered in class and lecture?
Worth 10 points 
Appendix
Staple
your actual laboratory notes, data sheets to the back of your lab report.

Do
not rewrite or tidy up your laboratory data sheets/notes.
This
is your proof that the lab was conducted, not downloaded from website.
(It
is implied that all students contribute to collecting data, and write down
results as the occur in the lab.)
Worth
10 points 