Presentation on theme: "Tips for Writing Good Scientific Lab Reports!. What makes a good scientific question? It cannot be answered with “yes” or “no”. It doesn’t use the."— Presentation transcript:
What makes a good scientific question? It cannot be answered with “yes” or “no”. It doesn’t use the words “I” or “you” (or any form of them). It can be researched through experimentation
What makes a good scientific hypothesis? It answers the question. It explains why you think this is the answer.
How do you write a good scientific procedure? You use a numbered list. You include EVERY step that you did. The first step is, “Gather your materials”. The last step is, “Clean up your materials”.
How do you make a good scientific observation? You are sure to include a written description (that has one sentence for every sense used to observe). You are sure to include a labeled diagram. You have used your 4 senses and any appropriate scientific tools to make the observation.
What needs to be included in a data table? You need to have a title and labels for the rows and columns. You need to include units (cm, seconds, etc). You have used a ruler. It is neat, organized and easy to read.
What are the rules for making a graph? It has a title. It has axis labels (ex. number of students, airplane distance, etc). It has variable labels (dependent and independent). It has even and equal intervals and begins at 0. You have used a ruler. It is neat, organized, and easy to read
How do you write a good scientific conclusion? You have completed all the “Good Conclusion Recipe” steps. The answer to #1 is the first paragraph. The answers to #2-4 are the second paragraph. The answers to #5-7 are the third paragraph. Your conclusion sounds scientific! (use vocab!)