This laboratory report template allows students to review the scientific method as they write a formal laboratory report.
The template includes 10 sections: Title, Scientific Question, Background Information, Hypothesis, Experimental Design, Materials, Procedures, Data Collection, Data Analysis, and Conclusion.
The inclusion of the experimental design portion serves as a practice of independent, dependent, and control variables (constants) along with experimental and control groups. The separation of Data Collection and Data Analysis affords students the opportunity to practice graph creation and written interpretation. Finally, Data Analysis and Conclusion are separate sections, modeling a scientific paper.