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TASK 6: Procedure

On your Google Presentation find the slide titled "Procedure".

Step 1: List all the procedures for your project or model.

  • Type each step as a numbered list (e.g., 1, 2, 3)
  • Write in 2nd person present tense (like you are telling someone what to do).
    • Correct: 1. Measure 200 mL of water and pour into bowl
    • Incorrect: 1. I measured 200 mL and poured it into the bowl
  • Include diagrams, if necessary, to explain the setup of your project or model.
  • Be detailed – one of your classmates should be able to read your procedure and repeat it with successful outcome!
  • If you repeat the same steps but just use a different chemical/type/size of material, etc., it is fine to say “Repeat steps x to xx using [new material] instead of [original material]
  • Steps should be no more than a 15 lines long – if they are longer, break them up into simpler steps
  • DO NOT copy and paste steps from any source – if you got ideas for your procedure from another source, you should rewrite them in your own words and the source should be listed in the bibliography.

Step 2: Perform the experiment

  • Perform the experiment as you have outlined in the procedures.
  • Be sure to adhere to safety guidelines.
  • Make sure you record the results in writing. Do not rely on your memory when it comes to recording results.

Step 3: Pictures of observations

  • Include pictures for all major steps and observation (this step can be completed later on, as you explain your project).
  • If applicable, take pictures of your project (do not include your or other student's face on any of the pictures). For some of the projects, it might be better to also record the change using a video camera. You may use your own judgment or consult with your teacher to see, if video recording is necessary for your experiment.
  • Show before and after change, when applicable.
  • Be sure to include more slide(s), when needed.

Tips for saving and inserting pictures to Google presentation:

  • It is highly recommended that you save all of your pictures related to the project on the google drive under school email.  Also, save these pictures on a USB drive as a backup.
  • To insert pictures, go to “insert” from the top menu bar.
  • Select insert “image”
  • Depending on where you have saved image earlier, you can select appropriate option (“upload”, “google drive” and/or “your album”). 
  • After adding the image(s) you can resize it, by highlighting and dragging the corner of the image. You can also change the position of the picture by dragging and dropping it to another location on the slide.
  • Label and/or describe the picture by using textbox from the toolbar. 

 Step 3: Safety and Regulation (if any)

  • On your Google Presentation find the slide titled "Safety".
  • Be sure to include all safety precautions that you will use to protect yourself. e.g., wear goggles, gloves, lab coats, adult supervision.
  • If you are working with chemicals (house hold or laboratory grade) be sure to list safety guide lines from the Safety Data Sheet information.
  • Be sure to include proper disposal methods for chemicals and biohazardous materials.