Lab Notebooks, Recorders & Dataloggers(3 Products)
Recorders and dataloggers benefit classrooms and labs
Lab recorders are one of the key items for students and researchers to have when using microscopes and beakers, conducting experiments, and amassing data. Books are typically available with 96 to 200 grid or lined, numbered pages, and have durable pressboard covers that stay flat, which makes it more comfortable to take notes. A notebook dedicated for science work eliminates concerns about remembering every detail, and serves as an ideal resource for analyzing trials, errors, and successes.
Appealing notebook features for collecting data
Many recorders and dataloggers weigh between one and two pounds, and are sized at 7 7/8 x 10 1/8 inches or 9 x 11 inches, so they don't take up much space. Carbonless copies benefit note-taking, especially if you need to provide backup about how you label lab bags or bottles. Keep the white pages for yourself, and use the light yellow duplicates to hang up within the lab, or to submit if requested.
There are center-sewn, punched, and wirebound journals, some with perforated pages, and some with waterproof covers. You can color code recorders by semester, series of projects, or areas of study by selecting various shades, including burgundy, green, marble, white, and black. Many books feature delineated spaces for the date and time. You can also look for dataloggers with a table of contents or other handy charts for additional value.
Popular names of lab notebooks
Choose a notebook that is specifically designed to record lab observations and analysis. Common brand names include:
- Nalge Nunc International Corp®
- Midland Scientific Inc.®
Stock up on research supplies to keep with your journals
Set up shelves with necessary laboratory supplies so that you have what you need when following lab assignments. Create instrument and tool lists in your recorders and dataloggers to keep track of when you use petri dishes, pipettors, microscope slides, and dropper bottles, and if you need to replace them.