Scientific Report for the Investigative Project

Scientific Report for the Investigative Project

Objective and Introduction

  • Understand the objective of your scientific project: what is the key purpose or investigation goal?
  • Start with an attention-grabbing introduction that will establish the context of your research. What is the broader scientific context that your project fits into?

Hypothesis and Method

  • Clearly present your project’s hypothesis. This should be the scientific concept that you are intending to investigate or prove.
  • Describe the method or experimental procedure used to test your hypothesis. Be sure to include enough detail so that the procedure could be followed by another person.

Results and Data Analysis

  • Present the results of your investigations clearly and systematically.
  • Describe any analytical or statistical methods used to interpret your data.
  • Where possible, use visual methods to present your data. Figures, graphs, and tables can all be very effective ways to present complex scientific data.


  • Based on your analysis, establish what insights or conclusions can be drawn from your data.
  • Your conclusions should directly address your original hypothesis. Can the hypothesis be accepted or rejected based on your data and analysis?

Discussion and Evaluation of Limitations

  • Discuss your findings and how they provide new insights into the scientific context you introduced.
  • Identify any limitations or weaknesses with your study. No study is perfect and acknowledging these limitations shows understanding and critical thinking.


  • If your report includes information from other sources, use a standard citation style to reference these sources in your report. This validates your study and respects academic integrity.

In preparation for your investigative project, remember the core elements: the hypothesis, the method, your results and analysis, a clear conclusion, and an honest discussion and evaluation of your results.