Your Logbook (a.k.a. Scientific Notebook)

A logbook is an indispensable part of your science project, and 6th to 12th grade students are required to display it at the Science Fair. Choose an ordinary composition notebook, and use it for nothing else. Everything concerning your project should be written down in your logbook, including:

Include a dated entry for each day you work on your project, even if no data are collected. Try to record data on a daily basis, however. It is better to have too much data than not enough! Make sure you date each entry. It may be helpful to divide it into sections so that items may be found easily. It is acceptable to refer to your notebook during your interview with judges to cite findings not recorded on your display board.

by Lisa Swieson, GPHSF Director
2001 Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair.

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Questions? Contact the GPHSF Director. Last modified: 17 July 2002