Learning Objective

In this lesson we will learn about the different sections of a scientific practical report and the style in which they are written.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Name the different sections of a scientific practical report, in the correct order.
  • Describe the type of content written in each section of a practical report.
  • Describe the scientific writing style that is appropriate for practical reports.

 
practical reports contents page

(Image: Scanrail, Adobe Stock)

Lesson Topics

1 | Overview of Practical Reports

2 | Title and Introduction

3 | Aim and Hypothesis

4 | Materials and Method

5 | Results, Discussion and Conclusion

6 | Scientific Writing Style

 


Lesson Summary

  • The parts of a scientific practical report are:
  • Title: What is the report about?
  • Introduction: What background information is relevant to the study?
  • Aim: What is the experiment attempting to find out?
  • Hypothesis: What is the predicted outcome?
  • Materials: What equipment and chemicals are needed?
  • Method: What was the procedure?
  • Results: What were the outcomes?
  • Discussion: What do the results mean?
  • Conclusion: What is the overall statement about the study?
  • Scientific writing should be clear, concise, accurate, objective and in third person.

 
science library books

(Image: pxhere)

(Header image: Frédéric Prochasson, Adobe Stock)

 


 
practical reports worksheet

Click image to preview the worksheet for this lesson.

 
 
year 7 chemistry pdf workbook

Click image to preview the Year 7 Chemistry Workbook (PDF version).

 
 
Year 7 Chemistry Print Workbook Australian Curriculum

Click image to preview the Year 7 Chemistry Workbook (print version).

 
 
year 7 chemistry lesson notes australian curriculum

Click image to preview the Year 7 Chemistry Lesson Notes.