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Laboratory 2 Symposium: Evolution by Means of Natural Selection In the last lab, you and your classmates engaged in an exercise to demonstrate competition and natural selection of several species of predators and prey. You were assigned to presentation teams with the following topics: Team 1. Fitness and Selection: Relative success of Fabanthropus meniscostoma Team 2. Fitness and Selection: Relative success of Fabanthropus forficatostoma Team 3. Fitness and Selection: Relative success of Fabanthropus planistoma Team 4. Fitness and Selection: Relative success of Fabanthropus acutistoma Team 5. Fitness and Selection: Relative success of Fabanthropus amphistoma Team 6. Fitness and Selection: Relative success of Beanus spp. Each team is responsible for creating a PowerPoint presentation on the assigned topic, and based on the results of the class demonstration. Note that the above are topics , not titles. Your group must choose an appropriate title for its presentation. And in this chapter, you'll find precise instructions for the presentations and what should be included. Read this chapter completely before you begin working on your team presentations! Knowing what's required in advance will help you do a better job on the actual lab exercise, and hence, do a better presentation. The Importance of Communication in Science A scientist must be an effective communicator. All the research of a lifetime is of little use if the investigator cannot clearly explain new findings to his or her colleagues. Anyone who has perused a scientific journal knows that these publications require authors to submit their work in a specific format so that readers know what to expect and how to find the information they seek quickly and efficiently. Your presentation of the results of your own experiments in this laboratory should be no different. Your job is to create a streamlined, effective presentation, worthy of a scientific meeting, to present to your colleagues/classmates so that they can critique your work and help you to improve your next scientific endeavor. Scientific papers published in journals are usually composed of a title , abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and literature cited. These same sections can be used, with some modification, in a Power Point presentation. You have freedom to be creative, but heed the warnings in this outline if you wish to create a truly professional presentation. During the last laboratory, you and your classmates engaged in a hands-on exercise to demonstrate evolution by means of natural selection. In the intervening time until Lab #2, your presentation team should organize your analyzed data, and get a good idea of what you would like to tell your colleagues/classmates about your particular organism's success (or lack thereof) in the competition for resources.
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