Title & Author
of Lab here>
a more specific grading rubric has been provided, staple it to the front
of your lab report. It will be followed for that lab.
Please center this on
a separate title page.
but very classy : )
This explains in one or two sentences what the lab is about. What were we trying to accomplish?
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
clear photo with a caption can save many words in this section.
Tables or charts are best.
formulas and calculations.
Place any measurements, masses, volumes, or other numerical data here. Make sure to include any mathematical formulas that you needed here.
good clear photo with a caption can save much confusion in this section.
each formula that you used. Show all calculations.
Don't scrimp here this is really important.
description of how much error has occurred.
what steps may have created the error.
suggestions for how to improve this experiment in the future.
of percent error
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.
assessing sources of error 15 points
Summary of results
Summary of what has been learned.
comments and or opinions.
results: The density of block #8 was found to be________.
Did the lab function properly, or were the problems so bad that you cannot conclude anything from the experiment?
Is there a general rule or law that we can observe. How does this
relate to the theory covered in class and lecture?
Worth 15 points
your actual laboratory notes, data sheets to the back of your lab report.
not rewrite or tidy up your laboratory data sheets/notes.
is your proof that the lab was conducted, not downloaded from website.
is implied that all students contribute to collecting data, and write down
results as the occur in the lab.)