A lab write up is a report explaining a scientific experiment and its results. A standard lab write up includes the following sections: I. Introduction/Purpose of the experiment II. Statement of the hypothesis III. Materials used IV. Methods/Procedures V. Observations/Data collected VI. Results/Discussion VII. Conclusion
The following sample lab write up demonstrates how the different sections come together to complete a report.
This experiment will test the theory that gravity causes objects to fall toward the center of the Earth when they are dropped.
A soccer ball will fall to the floor when rolled off of a table with a surface 4 feet high,.
a. Soccer ball
b. Table with a surface height of 4 feet
The soccer ball was placed on the surface of the table and then pushed so that it rolled off of the table.
When the soccer ball rolled off the edge of the table, it fell, hit the ground, and bounced three times. It then rolled on the floor until it came to a stop.
Our observations supported the hypothesis that when a soccer ball is rolled off of a table 4 feet high, it will fall to the floor.
This experiment showed that when a soccer ball was rolled off the surface of a table at 4 feet high it dropped to the ground. This result supports the theory that gravity causes objects to fall toward the center of the Earth when they are dropped.