Based on what I have read on a previous forum, "A hypothesis is something I determine before an experiment based on prior knowledge and research of what I expect the outcome to be. I would say a prediction is close but I don't have to have as much support for my hypothesis, this could be more of an educated guess. A Claim is based on the results of the experiment. It can answer the hypothesis but it is based solely on the data collected. Or simpler; Claims must have evidence, a hypothesis should have research and a prediction is what I think will happen. Just my thoughts.", by Brian Hayes, I am assuming that a conclusion to a laboratory report should be hypothesis, evidence, and claim. The claim would be what I used to teach as the concluding statement that stated whether the evidence proved or disproved the hypothesis. What are your thoughts?