What your students write in their laboratory notebook is an actual account of what they have done in a given experiment, like a detailed diary entry. Student’s should be able to revisit their notebook at some point, read what they wrote prior to this time, and reproduce the experiment that they performed earlier. So should anyone else reading their notebook, for that matter. That way, if you make some amazing discovery, like “dogs like heart shaped treats better than bone shaped treats”, the student will have a permanent record of it to remind them of their brilliance. A great conclusion paragraph summarizes or restates what the student did, explains the findings, and makes suggestions for changes and improvements. However, this is not always an easy task for students.
This paragraph template is a graphic organizer specifically designed to assist students in writing a conclusion paragraph for a laboratory investigation. In particular, this paragraph template helps students identify the components of a laboratory investigation and provides a guide to assist students with sequence and order.