Environmental Lab Skills By: Taylor Snow Luke Haitt 9/4/18 Instructor: Sewell
APES Page 1 Environmental Lab Skills Snow, Haitt Abstract: Throughout this experiment the groups obtained and recorded each student’s anatomical measurements through use of a triple beam balance, a measuring tape, and a small beaker, in order to analyze and compare the correlation and view the differences between males and females physically. Males should have larger measurements. Due to a small pool of subjects, data is inconclusive, but findings suggest larger statures in men. Introductions: The objectives of this lab were to work with metric units, to review the purpose of lab work and general lab methods, and lastly, to create graphs and analyze the collected data, with the end goal of understanding some of the basic skills involved in environmental research. In comparing the anatomical measurements of the females and males present in the class, the data should show that the male measurements, on average, are greater than the female measurements. Materials: 1.Measuring Tape 2.Sand 3.Small beaker 4.Triple Beam Balance
APES Page 1 Environmental Lab Skills Snow, Haitt Procedure:1.Gather materials and read over lab. 2.Make a data chart to collect the measurements of each group member (telling whether male or female). 3.Measure the heights of each person in the group and convert into centimeters. 4.Use measuring tape to measure circumference of each group members’ wrist. 5.Use measuring tape to measure circumference of the largest portion of each members’ neck. 6.Use measuring tape to measure circumference of each members’ hand to hand length (wingspan). 7.Find the volume of each members’ cupped hand. a.Measure weight of beaker. b.Fill hand with sand, then transfer sand over into the beaker.