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This is a general lab report writing guide which includes writing prompts for beginner 9th grade lab report writing, focusing efforts on data tables/graphs and a one paragraph conclusion. It is meant to be used as the beginning component of scaffolding lab report writing process as a student moves through grade levels. Students use the writing prompts in the order presented to develop a conclusion about the data obtained from the lab/project in one paragraph as a formative assessment. The writing guide also helps to facilitate an environment where the teacher can help individuals and keep the rest of the class moving through the conclusion. I've used this guide after the scientific process for the lab/project has been documented in a lab notebook, the experimentation step is complete, and the data has been documented in a data table and graph(s). Instructions for how to best work through lab report writing as a process can be found here by searching, "Introducing Lab Report Writing as a Process." Also, be sure to download the accompanying rubric for the best results. There will also be writing guides and rubrics posted for specific Physical Science engineering projects that will work under the principle of lab reports as a process rather than a product.