# Create a lab report

## Homework Statement

In class we all measured a sheet of paper with a meter stick.
We measured it in meters, and guessed about what the size is in meters. Then we did the same with decimeters, centimeters and millimeters.

The measurements we got were .3 meters, 2.8 decimeters, 27.9 centimeters, and 279.0 millimeters.

We have this all on a table that we wrote down ourselves. This table contains the significant figures of each measurement and the certainty of each measurement.

Now, our homework is to create a lab report using this data.

On another sheet of paper, we wrote:

Lab exercise #1
Title: Measurement and precision
Theory:
Procedure:
Data and results:
Conclusion:

We're supposed to fill in the blanks using our data from measuring the sheet of paper.
I honestly have no idea what to do.
I would have asked the teacher, but I didn't realize this was homework until I got home and was looking over my notes.

Anyone know how I could fill in those blanks?

Thanks.

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The section titles of that outline just gives you a way to arrange a formal report. The report in that arrangment should be easy to understand, meaning easy to read.

Theory --- What are you studying? What is important about what you are studying? Explain the concept of what you are studying.

Procedure --- What exactly did you do? What materials or equipment did you use?

Data & Results ---- What did you find, exactly? What were your calculated values?

Conclusion --- What did you learn? What do your results mean?