Writing a practical report in general can be very challenging, more especially when you are coming across it for the first time. Many Students lose a
Writing a practical report in general can be very challenging, more especially when you are coming across it for the first time.
Many Students lose a lot of marks from their practical score due to improper way of reporting practical.
In this post am going to share with you how To write this a biology practical report in simple steps and get your full marks.
Steps In Reporting A Biology Practical
In this aspect, we are going to be taking it step by step. So let’s head over to the main business.
Title: This is where what the practical is all about is stated, it gives the student a clear insight of the kind of things he is going to encounter.
Example: The Preservation Of Agama Lizard Using Formalin.
Practical Titles are written in Sentence Cases (Capital letter for the beginning of every word).
Aim: This is where the purpose or the objective for which the practical is being carried out is stated.
Its gives a more clearer picture of what to do in the practical.
Example: To preserve Agama Lizard Using Formalin.
Apparatus and Materials: This is where you are going to write the equipment and materials used for the practical.
Each equipment/material is written individually, and then separated with a comma until the last material or equipment is written.
Example: Agama Lizard, Formalin, Museum bottle, Scissors, forceps.
Procedure: This is where you write out the steps used in carrying out the practical.
Observation: Most Biological observation comes in the form of drawing. This is where you are going to present the change you observed after carrying out the practical. The best way to present a biology practical is with a drawing, followed with a brief note under it.
Precaution: This is where you are going to state the safety measure put forward to ensure the success of the practical. Some laboratory chemicals are volatile in nature, while some are corrosive. It is important that these precautionary measures are observed to avoid injuries during a laboratory experiment.
Example: It was ensured that the chemical used was handled careful to avoid corrosion on the skin.
It was also ensured that the Apparatus used were in their good form before and after use .
Conclusion: As the name implies, this is where you write a brief summary of the entire practical you have carried out. It could be in the form of outlining the functions of the chemicals used, and why they were used for that particular experiment.
That’s all we have for you on how to write a biology practical report.
Biology Practical is one of the easiest Practical’s to report in the field of science, unlike the Chemistry and physics practical’s which involves more technicality.
They only way to perfection is by practicing constantly. Always make sure you practice on how to report biology practical using they manual provided by the instructor.
Also make sure you take precautionary measures while in a biological laboratory. Ensure that you have your nose mask properly fitted on your nose to avoid inhalation of some poisonous gases, makes sure you wear a hand gloove, avoid eating or drinking of any kind while carrying out an experiment in the laboratory.