Keep a record

Describe the design process

If you’re producing an artefact, you should keep a notebook – sometimes called a log book, diary or journal – which will act as evidence of what you’ve done. It often includes several visual elements, such as sketches or technical drawings, and could also include interactive elements such as film.

Depending on what you create, it may also include a computer database. The written elements usually include:

  • Original design brief: what is the problem your artefact will solve?
  • Conclusion: an evaluation of your final product and your learning.

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Go Further: A practical guide to extended science projects’ in August 2015 and reviewed and updated in July 2015.

Go Further: A practical guide to extended science projects
Education levels:
16–19, Continuing professional development