'PERFECT TABLES'

The Institute Of Biology (I.O.B.) issue clear guidelines as to what a 'perfect table' should look like...

1.    It should have an informative title - i.e. one that explains what is in the table.

2.    It should be fully ruled.

3.    There should be no units in the 'body' of the table - keep all units for the top row.

4.    The first column is for the independent variable i.e. what you vary through the investigation, the remaining columns are for the results (your dependent variable).

5.    Decimal points should be consistently applied, so decide how many dp based on the least accurate measuring device.

 

" TABLE TO SHOW RATE OF RESPIRATION IN YEAST AT 5 DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES"

Temperature / C

Rate of Respiration / cm3 of CO2 min-1

Reading 1 Reading 2 Reading 3 Mean
10 10.2      
20 20.4      
30 40.8      
40 81.6      
50 25.0      
60 0      

                               No! This should be written 0.0 to keep dp the same