Environmental science lab 2

For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab.

 

In this lab, you will see the time progression of speciation to help you write up a scientific paper that centers on the following:

What would happen if a species within a population were suddenly split into 2 groups by an earthquake creating a physical barrier like a canyon?

Speciation

 

Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report.

 

Use the Lab 2 worksheet for assignment instructions.

 

 lab worksheet:

 

 

 

Title: Speciation

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

 

    • What would happen if a species within a population were suddenly split into 2 groups by an earthquake that creates a physical barrier like a canyon?

 

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

Part I: Use the animated time progression of speciation to help you write up your lab report.

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

 

 

      • hypothesis is 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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