How to fill Siwes logbook for SLT Students (2023)

As a Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) student, you are on a path to discovering the secrets of the natural world through observation, experimentation, and analysis during your siwes training. 

To make the most of this experience, you need to keep track of your progress and learning. That’s where your Siwes Logbook comes in. It is a record of your activities, observations, and analysis that helps you track your growth and progress as an SLT student. 

In this blog post, we will explore the importance of your Siwes Logbook, and how you can use it to maximize your learning during your industrial work experience.

filled siwes logbook for science laboratory technology

But let’s be real, we all know that accidents happen in the lab. So, if you do happen to set something ablaze, just make sure you write it down in your Siwes Logbook as a learning experience. 

By the way, check this post and see if you can add some of its entries in your log book when you are done reading this;

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After all, the best scientists are the ones who learn from their mistakes (and have a good sense of humor about it). Here are samples

Week 1, Day 1: Introduction to Blood Sampling

  • Learned about the importance of blood sampling and the equipment and materials used for the procedure
  • Practiced drawing blood from a model arm and transferring it into the appropriate tubes

Week 1, Day 2: Blood Processing and Analysis

  • Learned about the various techniques for processing and analyzing blood samples, including centrifugation and microscopy
  • Practiced separating blood components using a centrifuge and analyzing them under a microscope

Week 1, Day 3: Microbial Culturing

  • Learned about the principles of microbial culturing and the various media used for bacterial growth
  • Practiced inoculating agar plates with different bacteria and incubating them to observe growth

Week 1, Day 4: Chemical Analysis of Water

  • Learned about the various methods for chemical analysis of water, including titration and spectrophotometry
  • Practiced measuring the pH and total dissolved solids (TDS) of water samples using titration and spectrophotometry

Week 1, Day 5: Basic Biochemistry

  • Learned about the basics of biochemistry, including the structure and function of biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids
  • Practiced identifying different biomolecules using various chemical tests.

Week 2, Day 1: Enzyme Kinetics

  • Reviewed the basics of biochemistry, including enzymes and their role in catalyzing biochemical reactions
  • Learned about enzyme kinetics, including factors that affect the rate of enzyme-catalyzed reactions
  • Practiced measuring the activity of an enzyme using a spectrophotometer

Week 2, Day 2: Molecular Biology

  • Learned about the basics of molecular biology, including DNA structure, replication, and transcription
  • Practiced DNA extraction from plant tissue using a commercial kit

Week 2, Day 3: Electrophoresis

  • Learned about electrophoresis and its applications in molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Practiced separating DNA fragments using gel electrophoresis and visualizing them using UV light

Week 2, Day 4: Chemical Analysis of Food

  • Learned about the various methods for chemical analysis of food, including extraction and chromatography
  • Practiced measuring the protein content of food samples using the Bradford assay

Week 2, Day 5: Gas Chromatography

  • Learned about gas chromatography and its applications in chemical analysis
  • Practiced analyzing the composition of a mixture of volatile organic compounds using a gas chromatograph

Week 3, Day 1: Immunology

  • Learned about the basics of immunology, including the immune system, antigens, and antibodies
  • Practiced ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) to detect the presence of an antigen in a sample

Week 3, Day 2: Hematology

  • Learned about the basics of hematology, including blood cell types and functions
  • Practiced performing a complete blood count (CBC) using an automated hematology analyzer

Week 3, Day 3: Food Microbiology

  • Learned about food microbiology and the various microorganisms that can cause foodborne illness
  • Practiced detecting the presence of Escherichia coli in a food sample using selective media and biochemical tests

Week 3, Day 4: Spectroscopy

  • Learned about the principles of spectroscopy and its applications in chemistry and biochemistry
  • Practiced using a UV-visible spectrophotometer to measure the absorbance spectra of different compounds

Week 3, Day 5: Chromatography

  • Reviewed the basics of chromatography and its applications in chemical analysis
  • Practiced separating and analyzing the components of a mixture using paper chromatography

Sample of a filled log for SLT (science laboratory technology) last week

Week 4, Day 1: Toxicology

  • Learned about the basics of toxicology and the various toxicants that can affect human health
  • Practiced using a colorimetric assay to measure the concentration of lead in a sample

Week 4, Day 2: Microbiology

  • Learned about the basics of microbiology, including microbial growth and identification
  • Practiced identifying bacteria using differential and selective media, as well as biochemical tests

Week 4, Day 3: Organic Synthesis

  • Learned about the principles of organic chemistry and its applications in drug synthesis
  • Practiced synthesizing and characterizing an organic compound using various laboratory techniques

Week 4, Day 4: Quality Control

  • Learned about the importance of quality control in laboratory testing and analysis
  • Practiced preparing and analyzing quality control samples for various laboratory tests

Week 4, Day 5: Mass Spectrometry

  • Learned about the principles of mass spectrometry and its applications in chemical analysis and biochemistry
  • Practiced analyzing the mass spectrum of a compound using a mass spectrometer

Is there a filled siwes logbook pdf for slt

I know what you’re thinking. Can I get a filled siwes logbook pdf for slt? The answer is No!, for now, we don’t have the logbook entries in PDF format.

But you can Request a personalized logbook. CLICK HERE


 Well, my dear SLT students, your Siwes Logbook is like your personal laboratory Bible. It contains all the information you need to navigate your way during your training program. 

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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