• Why an electronic lab notebook?

    Electronic Portfolios are a creative means of organizing, summarizing, and sharing artifacts, information, and ideas about teaching and/or learning, along with personal and professional growth. The reflective process of portfolio development can be as important as the final product. In many cases, they are used as part of faculty and student evaluation along with other assessment tools such as standardized tests. A portfolio is a sampling of the breadth and depth of a person's work conveying the range of abilities, attitudes, experiences, and achievements.


    For most general labs the Google Portfolio will need to cover the basics of the lab or activity.


    The items that typically will need to be included are the following:

    • Title
    • Objective
    • Observations (Images and notes)
    • Problem or Question
    • Hypothesis
    • Design (Outline Images)
    • Data (Tables, graphs, images)
    • Analysis  (Qualitative and Quantitative where applicable)
    • Conclusion
    • Further investigation



    In a document titled Lab 1 Aliens:

    Title: Alien Invasion Lab

    Objective: To observe and describe our alien invaders

    Observations (Images and notes):

    Aliens of various colors and shapes occupied various areas of the room and interatig in varying ways.

    Red…water…solitary…three loops…counter/sink height

    Green…seemed to attach to blue or orange when they ranged to counter height…tight coiled shape…seemed

    to fit with the anatomy of only blue and orange…travelled in packs and alone…

    Yellow and white…looped with two coils…yellow liked the light…white hid in the shadows….yellow was found

    with others…yellow tended to be more solitary…not attached to others…counter height

    Blue/Orange Range cabinet height usually, social with each other, shared antomy, single loop, attacked or mutualist with green?

    Problem or Question

    Are red responding to the cool faucets or the actual water source for sustaining their health?


    If red are presented with a choice of cooled metal surfaces and water sources of similar temperatures, then

    they will choose the water source, proving that their attraction is to actual water.

    Design (Outline Images)

    Image of choice chamber…or box…two options for choice…metal cooled/water at similar temperatures.

    Data (Tables, graphs, images)

    Images of reds in the choice chambers. Table of red movement on a time scale

    Analysis  (Qualitative and Quantitative where applicable)

    Is the data significant…numbers in each choice option?


    The red do prefer….the red did not prefer….

    Support hypothesis/reject hypothesis

    Further investigation

    Aliens when given a choice of metal dishes with water and water in nonmetal dishes should choose….

    If the lab handout had you create tables/graphs/statistical analysis or answer questsions, please photograph them or upload or summarize them to be included as well.

Last Modified on September 2, 2015