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Evolution_Lab - L ab 3 Evolut ion L ab Topic 10 pp.207-216 T o Do list For mal L ab Repor t 35 point s br eakdown The sect ions of t he lab r epor

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Lab Topic 10: pp.207-216 Lab 3: Evolution
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To Do list Formal Lab Report 35 points- breakdown The sections of the lab report Overview of bacteria experiment Today: set-up experiment Evolution Background for evolution Model 2: Molecular Clock
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35 points: breakdown of the lab report Turn in paper copy in lab and post electronic copy to “Turnitin” by deadline Due date: 2 weeks after Bacteria lab (same week as Lab Exam 1) Lateness penalty: -20% each day its late Format -1 pt. (See “Bacteria Lab report Guidelines” on BB) 4-6 pages of text (doesn’t include the visuals) 1 inch margins Times New Roman, Size 12 font Double spaced Page numbers on bottom right corner
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35 points: breakdown of the lab report Overview: Lab report sections See“Lab Report Sections” on BB & Pechenik pp. 154-155 for overview of the sections Title (1 pt.) Introduction (7pts.) Results (6 pts.) Discussion (8 pts.) References (4 pts.) Spelling and Grammar (2 pts.)
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Title See Pechenik pp. 207-209 Should be informative, concise and interesting Bad title: Planaria Lab Report Good title: Observing the regeneration of Dugesia dorotocephala following tranverse and longitudinal amputations
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Introduction See Pechenik 201-207 In this order: Present all relevant background info, citing text book or primary papers. State your experimental design and question “In this study, … State your hypothesis and predictions See “The difference between hypothesis and predictions” on BB The rationale of your hypothesis and predictions must be made clear.
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See Pechenik pp. 157-162 The point of “Methods” is to state your experimental procedure in enough detail so that another scientist may be able to repeat your experiment Don’t just copy the manual - your procedure is modified, so state what YOU REALLY did in lab Make sure to include organisms (binomial nomenclature), procedures, materials, conditions, equipment, controls and replicates used throughout the methods- BUT DO NOT EVER LI ST M ATERI ALS!!! Since your methods were derived from the manual, don’t forget to
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Evolution_Lab - L ab 3 Evolut ion L ab Topic 10 pp.207-216 T o Do list For mal L ab Repor t 35 point s br eakdown The sect ions of t he lab r epor

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