Science: Lab report

What is a science lab report?

A science lab report is a structured way of communicating the outcomes of your practical work.

The structure of a typical lab report includes the following sections:

  • Aim and Hypothesis - Why you conducted the practical work.
  • Method - How you conducted the practical work and how any data processed.
  • Results - What was the data, process or product obtained from the practical work.
  • Discussion - How your results addressed your aim and hypothesis.
  • Conclusion -  What was the overall outcome of your practical wok and how do your finding relate to the larger body of scientific knowledge.

You can apply the common report writing techniques outlined below, after always checking the specific details of your assignment.

Lab report structure