Journal Format


 

 

INQUIRY-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

Use this template for your project’s journal. All projects must have a journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:   ___________________________

 

 

School:  ___________________________

 

 

 

PROBLEM / PURPOSE

 

 

 

What do you want to find out from your project? 

 

Your question can be simple such as:

“How does the surface temperature change from day to day?” 

 

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Your questions can be more comprehensive where it relates components of the energy budget such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State your hypothesis. 

 

State what do you think will happen in your study.

 

 

 

 

 


PROCEDURES

 

 

Materials:  List the tools and resources that you used in your study.  State the

        sources of data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Methods:  Write down the steps that you took to perform the research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENT RESULTS

 

 

 

 

Print out graphs, tables, charts, etc. showing the results of analyzing the data that you used to answer your research question.

 

 

Print out graphs, tables, charts, etc. showing the results of analyzing the data that you used to support or negate your hypothesis.

 


CONCLUSIONS

 

 

 

1)    State what you found out during your investigation.  Your stated conclusions need to be supported by your results.

 

 

2)    State possible errors.  What are some of the things that may have complicated your study? 

 

3)     State your recommendations:  How might you address or fix the above stated errors in the future?