Writing Lab Notebook Reports



General Instructions:

  1. All labs must be written in pencil and be submitted to the teacher in a spiral notebook.
  2. Always use third person (NO personal pronouns — me, I, you, we, etc.) when writing all parts of a lab report. (USE HE, SHE, THEY, THEIR, THEM, ETC.
  3. The following things should be written clearly in marker on the front cover — “Subject” Lab Notebook, teacher name, student name, period.
  4. Number each page of the spiral notebook in the lower right hand corner.
  5. On Page 1, write the subject, year, student name, class period, and teacher name.
  6. Page 2 should have “Table of Contents” written at the top and two columns, one for “Page” and the other for “Lab Title”.
  7. Begin writing the first lab on page 3 of you notebook. DO NOT WRITE ON THE BACK OF YOUR PAPER!
  9. TITLE and UNDERLINE each section & then begin writing on the NEXT LINE!

Your lab report should be written using the following format: (Be sure to left align & underline headings)

Title (center on top line; on the right of line 2, put date & lab #)
The title should indicate clearly & concisely the subject and scope of the report.

Introduction – 20 points (PARAGRAPH FORM)

  • The introduction should give background information about the experiment.
  • It should also state the purpose of the investigation.
  • This section will be two or more paragraphs in length.

Hypothesis – 20 points (SINGLE SENTENCE)

  • The hypothesis should be a single statement telling the exact thing you are trying to prove in your experiment.
  • NEVER write this statement using “first person”. Write the hypothesis in past tense (third person.)

Materials – 5 points (SINGLE SENTENCE)

  • This section should be written in sentence form and name all of the materials and equipment used.
  • Be sure to include specific amounts and concentrations of chemicals used.
  • Start the statement, “The materials used include _____, _____, etc.”

Methods (Procedure)- 5 points (STEPS; NUMBER)

  • This section includes the step-by-step procedures used.
  • The procedure should be so thorough that someone else could use your listed materials and procedures to conduct the same experiment and get the same results.

Results (Data & Questions) – 20 points

  • All data should be collected and organized in a logical order. Results should be illustrated as charts, tables, graphs, &/or diagrams. All graphs should include a title, the independent variable labeled on the horizontal axis, and the dependent variable labeled on the vertical axis.
  • All lab questions and answers should be included also with this section. ( NUMBER & UNDERLINE the questions & then write, but DON’T UNDERLINE the answers)

Error Analysis

  • Include any important factors that you think may have actually affected your results.

Discussion and Conclusion – 30 points

Discussion is the most important part of your report, because here, you show that you understand the experiment beyond the simple level of completing it.!!

  • This is where you give a detailed account of what happened in the experiment.
  • Explain all observations and results in your experiment.
  • Analyze and interpret why these results were obtained.
  • Be sure to tell the significance or meaning of the results.
  • Restate the original hypothesis and explain whether the experiment succeeded. If the hypothesis was not correct, you should analyze why the results were not as predicted.
  • Explain experimental errors that appear in the results.


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Membership shall be open to students at Stuttgart High School.  Said students must be enrolled in an AP or PreAP  high school biology course. Students must also pay yearly club membership fees and participate in the club’s yearly, money-making project.

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Privileges of membership shall include participation in all Stuttgart High School Biology Club meetings and events. 

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Termination of membership may occur if a member moves from the district, fails to pay annual membership fees, or graduates from high school.

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Biology Club officers will be composed of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, & reporter from the Biology Club.  President and Vice president must be a junior or senior.

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Selection of the officers will be by election by club members with officers meeting the following criteria:

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Things You’ll Need to Start Back to School

Biology I and Pre AP Biology

  • 3-ring binder
  • standard size, loose leaf notebook paper
  • Spiral notebook for Labs (70 sheets)
  • 3 prong folder with pockets for SLE Review
  • pencils with erasers
  • black ink pen (for writing scientific labels)
  • colored pencils
  • Hi-liter
  • stick glue
  • Graph paper (teacher supplies)
  • access to the internet & a word processor

AP Biology

  • Binder
  • standard size, loose leaf notebook paper
  • pencils with erasers
  • colored pencils
  • Spiral notebook for Lab Reports
  • Graph paper (teacher supplies)
  • black ink pens
  • Hi-liter
  • typing paper
  • access to the internet & a word processor
  • graphing calculator

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