Writing Up A Scientific Experiment

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Writing Up A Scientific Experiment
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  • 1. 
    We write up an experiment in Science using something called the 'Scientific Method'. Look at the lists below and choose the list that has all the headings for a Scientific write up in the correct order.
    • A. 

      Aim, title, hypothesis, method, equipment, conclusion, results

    • B. 

      Title, aim, hypothesis, equipment, method, results, conclusion

    • C. 

      Hypothesis, equipment, method, results, conclusion


  • 2. 
    An educated guess in a Scientific write up is called the ________________.

  • 3. 
    Here is a part of the instructions you are given BEFORE you do an experiment:1. Place filter paper inside funnel2. Attach funnel to clamp stand using clamp3. Place beaker under funnel4. Pour water sample slowly into funnel (do not let it rise further than 1/3 of the way up the filter paper)5. When all of the sample is filtered dry the filter paper and any solids for 24 hours6. Weigh the filter paper and solids7. Weigh an unused filter paper and calculate the weight of the solids you collected____________________________________________________________________________Which statement below is true about these instructions?
    • A. 

      The instructions are written in PAST TENSE: this means that they are written as though we have already done them

    • B. 

      The instructions are written in PRESENT TENSE: this means they are written as though we are doing them right this second


  • 4. 
    Here are some results from the experiment in Question 3:sample          weight of solids removed   A                       1.5g   B                       2.8g   C                       0.15gWhich statement below is a RESULT rather than a conclusion?
    • A. 

      Sample B contained the most solid matter

    • B. 

      Sample C contained 0.15g of solid matter

    • C. 

      Sample A contained 10 times as much solid matter as sample C; it may have come from a muddier river.


  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true when we are drawing a diagram of Scientific equipment as part of our write up? (There may be more than one answer here)
    • A. 

      The pieces of equipment should look exactly as they do in real life

    • B. 

      The pieces of equipment are 'stylised' (drawn simpler than in real life), and a ruler is used for straight edges

    • C. 

      We should use sketched lines rather than strong solid lines in our diagrams

    • D. 

      We should include a title for the set up and labels for each piece of equipment


  • 6. 
    Here is a part of the write up from the experiment in Question 3. It is our write up of the 'Method' section of the experiment. We wrote it after we had done the experiment:___________________________________________________________________________METHOD:First we placed a piece of filter paper inside a funnel. Then we attached the funnel to the clamp stand using a clamp. We put a beaker under the funnel and very slowly poured the water sample through the filter paper in the funnel.____________________________________________________________________________Which statement is true about our method write up?
    • A. 

      The instructions are written in PAST TENSE: this means that they are written as though we have already done them

    • B. 

      The instructions are written in PRESENT TENSE: this means they are written as though we are doing them right this second

    • C. 

      The instructions are written in the FUTURE TENSE: this means they are written as though they are going to be done in the future


  • 7. 
    Which of the following might you put under the heading RESULTS in your write up? (There may be more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Results table

    • B. 

      Graphs: line graphs, bar graphs or pie graphs

    • C. 

      Diagrams showing observations

    • D. 

      Conclusions about what your results could mean


  • 8. 
    When we use GRAPHS in our write ups, which of the following MUST BE TRUE (there may be more than one answer).
    • A. 

      There is a title that clearly tells us what the graph shows

    • B. 

      The units used for any measurements must be clearly indicated on one of the axes

    • C. 

      Lines don't need to be ruled

    • D. 

      Points we have drawn for a line graph must be connected by RULED lines

    • E. 

      If a pie graph shows percentages, they should add up to 100%


  • 9. 
    Which of these is the BEST aim for the experiment in Question 3?
    • A. 

      To determine the weight of water samples

    • B. 

      To determine the amount of solid in the water samples provided

    • C. 

      To determine the amount of pure water in water samples provided


  • 10. 
    Which of the following conclusions has NO MISTAKES in it? (This means no mistakes in grammar, punctuation or spelling.)
    • A. 

      Our investigation showed that the average weight of bubble gum in 25g packets was actually greater than 25g. the average weight was 25.6g. This could be because the manufacturers (makers) want to be sure they have at least as much bubble gum in a packet as it states on the side of the packaging.

    • B. 

      The salt content of our samples varied greatly; one sample had only 0.24g of salt, while another contained 7.1g.We discovering that the average amount of salt present in our samples was 3.87g.

    • C. 

      The majority of people in our class were found to have the whorl fingerprint pattern on there right thumbs; 14 out of the 25 students had this pattern.

    • D. 

      We found that, on average, 40% of the cheek cells on a slide had burst.


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