SCIE211 Phase 5 Lab Report

SCIE211 Phase 5 Lab Report
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Title: Identifying Environmental Hazards

Instructions: You will write a 1-page lab report using the scientific method to answer the following questions:

  • Why do you see increases and decreases in the invasive species population?
  • What are the implications associated with these alterations to the ecosystem as a whole?

When your lab report is complete, post it in Submitted Assignment files.

Part I: Using the lab animation, fill in the data table below to help you generate your hypothesis, outcomes, and analysis.

YearsZebra and Quagga Mussel (density/m2)Phytoplankton (µg/ml)Zooplankton (µg/ml)Cladophora Biomass (g/m2)Foraging Fish (kilotons)Lake Trout (kilotons)
0
3
7
10
13
15
20

 

Part II: Write a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections:

Purpose

  • State the purpose of the lab.

Introduction

  • This is an investigation of what is currently known about the question being asked. Use background information from credible references to write a short summary about concepts in the lab. List and cite references in APA style.

Hypothesis/Predicted Outcome

  • hypothesisis an educated guess. Based on what you have learned and written about in the Introduction, state what you expect to be the results of the lab procedures.

Methods

  • Summarize the procedures that you used in the lab. The Methods section should also state clearly how data (numbers) were collected during the lab; this will be reported in the Results/Outcome section.

Results/Outcome

  • Provide here any results or data that were generated while doing the lab procedure.

Discussion/Analysis

  • In this section, state clearly whether you obtained the expected results, and if the outcome was as expected.
  • Note: You can use the lab data to help you discuss the results and what you learned.

Provide references in APA format. This includes a reference list and in-text citations for references used in the Introduction section.

Give your paper a title and number, and identify each section as specified above. Although the hypothesis will be a 1-sentence answer, the other sections will need to be paragraphs to adequately explain your experiment.

When your lab report is complete, post it in Submitted Assignment files.

 

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