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Title Page
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Question
The Hypothesis
Experiment Design
Experimental Data
Analysis
References

LAB REPORT
TITLE
By

Your Name
Date

COLLEGE PHYSICS
LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section

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1) INTRODUCTION

2) THE QUESTION

3) YOUR HYPOTHESIS

4) EXPERIMENT DESIGN

5) DATA

6) ANALYSIS & CONCLUSIONS

7) REFERENCES

1.0 INTRODUCTION
(Your Introduction here.)

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An Introduction is a brief statement that gives the reader some background
information about the science and tells the reader what theyre about to learn by
reading your report.

2.0 THE QUESTION

(A statement of the Question your work is directed at here.)

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The Question states what the dependent variable is, that is, the physical measure
or parameter whose behavior you want to explain, but cannot as yet directly
predict or control (for example the RANGE). You then tell the reader what the
independent variables are, physical measures that you can directly control (for
example the ANGLE or ENERGY) and that you think relate to the independent
variable in some as yet not completely understood way.

3.0 THE HYPOTHESIS

(The statement of your Hypothesis here.)

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The Hypothesis states your best educated guess as to how the dependent variable (for
example RANGE) will depend on the independent variables (for example, the ANGLE,
ENERGY, or DESK HEIGHT).
Your hypothesis should either be a statement about a trend, an equation, or a prediction
about one or more values of the dependent variable that should be observed as the
independent variables are changed systematically or set to particular values.
Your hypothesis should be a statement that can be tested by your experiment and proven
true or false.

4.0 EXPERIMENT DESIGN


(Your experiments design here.)

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The Experiment Design is explained using both sketches and description:
Sketch or Sketches and an Overview Statement:
What are you going to do roughly?
Whats the Plan:
How do you plan to vary the control variables for your measurements, over what
ranges, and at what increments, how many trials at each setting will you make.

5.0 EXPERIMENTAL DATA


(Your DATA here.)

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The Data presented in whatever the appropriate form is, tables, graphs, pictures, etc.
There should be enough description with the data that the reader can understand how the
data relates to the previous sections, particularly the Experiment Design section:
Units:
All data should have units either at the tops of data columns, on graphs or next to
values that are standing alone.

6.0 ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSIONS


(Your Analysis and Conclusions here.)

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Your Analysis should explain in detail, by means of calculations, specific discussion of
data, or graphic presentation of your data, etc., how the experimental data either do or do
not support your hypothesis.

7.0 REFERENCES
(Your References here.)

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Any books, articles, website that you used to get information that helped you perform this
work, or would help the reader get some background information so they could better
understand the work youve done, should be listed here.

NOTE: Useful Websites


http://phet.colorado.edu
Go to SIMULATIONS on the horizontal menu, then MOTION
on the left hand side menu, then click on the PROJECTILE
MOTION simulation/graphic and try it out.
www.physicsclassroom.com
Many useful discussions and simulations here.

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