APES Lab Report - Environmental Lab Skills Fayha Iqbal and...

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Environmental Lab SkillsFayha Iqbal and Kadijat Alakiu 9/4/2019 Introduction:The purpose of this lab is to assist students in gaining an understanding of basic skills that are
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essential to environmental research. Specifically, through this lab, students will be able to practice using metric units, obliging to general lab methods, and drawing conclusions from graphs constructed by collected data.The project background explores an ecological project in Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar dedicated to the research and conservation of Malagasy carnivores. To gather information on the main carnivores (the Cryptoprocta ferox, the Cryptoprocta, and the Viverricula indica), the researchers went about conducting trapping surveys and collecting scat. Once the animal was trapped, it was properly sedated using a pneu-dart system and a handling bag and were ,then anatomically measured. The researchers measuredmany features including weight, total body length, tail length, canine anterior-posterior and lateral diameter, carnassial molar lengths,and others.Students measured some anatomical featureson their partners throughout this lab. Materials:The required materials for this lab would be a ruler, measuring tape, sand, cup or beaker, graduated cylinder, and funnel.Procedure:First, the data table with the sections titled “name”, “gender”, “height (cm)”, “wrist by partner(cm)”, “neck by self (cm)”, “neck by partner(cm)”, “hand to hand by partner(cm)”, Volume cupped hand, by self (cm3)” was created. Next, the student’s height, converted into cm, was written down. Then, the circumference of the student’s wrist and neck was self-measured and recorded. After, the measurements of the student’s wrist, neck, and hand to hand was recorded by a partner. Lastly, the volume cupped by hand for both the student and their partner was recorded. Sand was placed in the student’s cupped hands, and a beaker was filled with the aforementioned sand and measured. Afterwards, the information was transported to the class datatable,and the information from other groups were recorded by my partner and myself.Data: (out of order)
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Calculations:
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1.Conversiona.72.5 in. (1 in=2.54 cm), 72.5 in*2.54 cm=161.5 cm2.Percent errora.Fayhai.Wrist: 14-13.5/14+13.5/2*100=3.6%ii.Neck: 32-30/32+30/2*100=6.5%b.Kadijati.Wrist: 19-18.5/19+18.5/2*100=2.7%ii.Neck: 38.5-36.5/38.5+36.5/2*100=5.3%3.Mean and Mediana.mean(average): 36.5+32+37+33+34+37+30+30+32+34+33+32.5/12=33.42b.Median: 32.5+33/2=32.75Discussion:The results of the lab revealed much about the various anatomical features of my classmates. The
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