Logbook

It is easiest to do one task on one page in your logbook.  This allows you to make corrections, deletions and additions more easily.  Use a different file name to save each part of your logbook and when you are sure everything is correct the logbook can be printed a page at a time.

Page 1 -  Cover Page (Title, Logbook, Name & grade, date)

Page 2
- Table of Contents

Page 3 - Statement of the Problem (Your Question)

Page 4 - Statement of the Hypothesis - remember that the hypothesis is always stated in the positive as an “If” and “then” statement
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Page 5 - Listing the variables
  1. Responding (Dependent)
  2. Manipulated (Independent)
  3. Control

Page 6 - Experimental Design
  1. List all equipment used in the experiment (Materials)
  2. Include diagrams of the equipment or digital images
  3. Procedure : List step by step exactly what you did in your experiment.  All steps in the procedure must be written in the past verb tense and the personal pronoun "I" should never be used and number your steps.

Page 7 - Observations - This is a trial by trail and measurement by measurement  record of all observations.

Page 8 -  Summary - This is a summary of your observations put into the form of a chart, table and/or graph.  Every graph must have a written explanation of what the graph represents.

Page 9 -  Mathematical Calculations - Show all mathematical calculations.  Define the calculation with an example. Some calculations which you might do are: mean, median, mode, average, percentage, etc.

Page 10 - Interpretation - Tell what your observations mean.  Interpretations must be consistent with observations and use your research report to help explain the results you obtain.  Do not
just repeat the observations, you must explain why.

Page 11 -  Conclusion - State whether your hypothesis was accepted or rejected based on your results.

Page 12 - Application - Make a list of ways that the results of your experiment could be used by society (minimum of 3 ways)

Page 13 - Open Endedness
  1. List specific ways that you could have improved your experiment.
  2. List other related experiments that could be done.

Page 14 -  Margin of Error
  1. To establish reliability and validity, state that you did 100 trials. If you did not do 100 trials, you will need to explain why?
  1. List parts of your experiment that may have resulted in error.
  1. If possible, do the appropriate mathematical calculations that will show the statistic validity of your experiment.

Page 15 -  Bibliography -  The bibliography is the same as in research report.

***Note -  In a number of cases the topic you are covering may take more than one page.  Adjust the numbering of your pages accordingly.  There is no suggestion that the content in any one topic should not exceed one page in length.

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