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Scientific Report

Step by step features of a scientific report
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Title
Describes what the report is about.
Aim
What are you trying to find out? To determine..., To investigate..., To measure and graph ...
Dependent Variable
The factor being measured in an experiment
Independent Variable
The factor that is changed in an experiment
Controlled Variable
Factors in an experiment that a scientist keeps the same
Hypothesis
Scientific Guess - what do you think it will happen?
Risk assessment
Outline the risks that relate to conducting the experiment and what steps are planned to limit the risks.
Materials
List of equipment and chemicals needed to do the experiment. Be specific and include details and measures.
Method
Step by step procedure of how you did the experiment, including a diagram. Written in past passive tense.
Results
Data and observations gathered from the experiment - includes tables and graphs - no explanation is needed.
Discussion
Explain what the results mean. Link to the aim, data tables and graphs, state if the hypothesis was supported or not-supported. Precautions, problems, errors and improvement can be included.
Conclusion
A final summary of the experiment and major finding(s). Don't say "I enjoy the experiment".