Laboratory reports are specific experiments that students are asked to perform to increase their scientific knowledge or understanding of the scientific method. Experiments are often performed in pairs or groups with a central premise or question to be explored. Students are given definitions or laws and perform simple experiments to demonstrate these known scientific principles and laws. The document structure for a laboratory report is in specific sections designed to mimic the scientific method: objective, materials, methods, results and discussion.
This template provides a clean structured format for writing a report based on a laboratory experiment. The structure follows the typical flow of information required in a laboratory report: the objective of the experiment, methods, data gathered, results and discussion. This template would best suit an student’s write-up of an experiment at a university or school.