Using the Buiret Regents test to determine the concentration of Protein
Introduction (5 points):
The introduction of a lab report states the purpose of your experiment as well as provides background information concerning the experiment. Your hypothesis should be included in the introduction, as well as a brief statement about how you intend to test your hypothesis. For the hypothesis, please use an “If . . . than” statement. For example, “If a dog is fed 15 times a day, then he will become fat in 4 months.” Be sure to cite any ideas that are not your own. For these laboratory reports, most of the background information can be obtained from your laboratory manual and biology textbook.
Methods and Materials (5 points):
This section of your lab report involves producing a written description of the materials used and the methods involved in performing your experiment. For this section, be sure to write it using the past tense and the active voice. The correct way, “We added 15 mL of NaOH.” The incorrect way, “Fifthteen mLs of water was added to NaOH.” Be sure to
write this section in your own words. DO NOT copy the methods section in your laboratory manual.
Results (5 points):
The results section should include all tabulated data from observations during your experiment. This includes charts, tables, graphs, and any other illustrations of data you
have collected. You should also include a written summary of the information in your charts, tables, and/or other illustrations. Any patterns or trends observed in your experiment or indicated in your illustrations should be noted as well. Be sure to properly label ALL your figures and times. This includes labeling all axes, providing correct units of measurements, writing titles, etc. Also, be sure to provide a concise summary a figure underneath the figure’s title; you only have to provide a title for tables.
Discussion and Conclusion (5 points):
This section is where you summarize what happened in your experiment. You will want to fully discuss and interpret the information. What did you learn? What were your results? Was your hypothesis correct, why or why not? Were there any errors? If there is anything about your experiment that you think could be improved upon, provide suggestions for doing so.
References (3 points):
Be sure to put all references that you used in the introduction and discussion in alphabetical order.