Tribute to the Lab Report

Writing a lab report is a school skill showcase item.

Tribute to the Lab Report
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My science classes recently completed an investigation where they explored how much energy was released from a Cheeto and Caramel Rice Cake.

They recorded their hypothesis, built their makeshift calorimeter, and then gathered their data.

Enter the lab report.

Writing a lab report is a school skill showcase item. Putting a quality report together requires scientific knowledge and skills, math, and a great many ELA skills. Art can be included when a poster format is used.

But wait, thereโ€™s more.

It's also a great time for students to practice using evidence to back up a claim. Creating data tables and graphs followed by analysis helps students to see how important evidence is when describing what happened.

Evidence-based discussions can help students identify quality sources of information and participate in civil discourse.

Long live the lab report.

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