Recording results

Any data collected from a scientific investigation should be recorded in a results table.

A results table needs to include:

  • Appropriate headings.
  • Appropriate units (written in the column heading only).
  • All data collected.
  • Any repeats obtained.
  • Appropriate calculations (e.g. average).

Example

Practical B3 - Investigating the effect of temperature on the action of an enzyme

The table below could be used to record the results obtained from the investigation. It also includes columns for 2 sets of repeats and the average to be recorded.

Temperature /°CTime taken to break down starch /secsTime taken to break down starch /secsTime taken to break down starch /secsAverage time taken to break down starch /secs
0
20
40
60
80
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