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SCI 207 Week 1 Lab 1 Introduction to Science
Introduction to Science. Read Lab 1: Introduction to Science. This lab includes several critical thinking activities introducing the scientific method, lab reporting, and data collection and management. Then, utilize this information to complete Exercise 1 and 2 on the Lab 1 Reporting Form, completing all tables as you proceed. Make sure that all of the following items are completed before submission:
a. Read through the intro material and answer lab questions 1 through 8 on the Lab 1 Reporting Form for Exercise 1.
b. Read all lab material and answer lab questions 1 through 4 on the Lab 1 Reporting Form for Exercise 2.
Save your completed Lab 1 Reporting Form as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style, including a title page and references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course.

 

SCI 207 Week 1 Assignment Environmental Footprint
Environmental Footprint. The purpose of this assignment is to learn more about how connected you are to the ecosystems and biosphere that you inhabit. You will learn how your everyday choices contribute to the human impacts on our environment you have been learning about. Most importantly, you will learn about benefits that you can receive by joining the increasing number of people who are making choices that reduce their environmental impact.
First, calculate your ecological footprint.
a. Use the Footprint Calculator to measure your ecological footprint and learn “how many earths” it takes to support your lifestyle. Be sure to choose the “detailed response” option for each question.
b. Answer each question in the quiz honestly and record your answers and results in the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form (available for download in your online course).
Second, calculate your household carbon emissions.
a. Use the Household Carbon Footprint Calculator to measure your carbon emissions and determine your environmental impact and the benefits of solutions.
§ Section 1: Estimate your current total household emissions (from home energy use, vehicle use, waste).
§ Section 2: Explore actions you can take to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and waste disposal costs.
§ Section 3: See how much you can save (in dollars and emissions) by taking the actions you chose in Section 2.
b. Answer each question in the quiz honestly and record your answers and results in the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form.
Complete Tables A and B as well as assignment questions 1 through 4 on the Environmental Footprint Reporting Form. Save your answers as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course.

 

SCI 207 Week 2 Lab 2 Water Quality and Contamination
Water Quality and Contamination. Read Lab 2: Water Quality and Contamination. This lab will allow you to investigate the effects of common pollutants on groundwater as well as mimic the filtration process utilized by wastewater treatment facilities. Additionally, you will perform tests on your own tap water to compare differences in contaminants found in bottled versus tap water. Then, utilize this information and your eSciencelab kit to complete Experiments 1 through 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form. Make sure that all of the following items are completed before submission:
a. Read through intro material and record your hypothesis for Experiment 1 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
b. Perform “Experiment 1: Effects of Groundwater Contamination” using your eSciencelab manual and kit.
c. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
d. Record your hypothesis for Experiment 2 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
e. Complete “Experiment 2: Water Treatment” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
f. Record your hypothesis for Experiment 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
g. Complete “Experiment 3: Drinking Water Quality” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
h. Go to Lab 3: Biodiversity and complete “Experiment 2: Diversity of Plants” steps 1 through 5. Steps 1through 5 need to be completed in order to be prepared for Week Three, however, results for this experiment will not be calculated until next week. Thus, nothing is to be handed in for this experiment until the end of Week Three.
Only the post lab questions for “Lab 2: Water Quality and Contamination” should be completed on the Lab 2 Reporting Form. Save your completed Lab 2 Reporting Form as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style, including a title page and references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (available for download in your online course) before beginning the lab and note the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

SCI 207 Week 3 Lab 3 Biodiversity
Biodiversity. Read Lab 3: Biodiversity. This lab will allow you to investigate how various organisms alter their environments. Additionally, it will allow you to assess the health of the ecosystem in which you live through the germination of various seed types. Then, utilize this information to complete Experiments 1 and 2 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form, completing all tables as you proceed. Make sure that all of the following items are completed before submission:
a. Read through intro material and record your hypothesis for “Experiment 1: Interdependence of Seeds” on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
b. Perform “Experiment 1: Interdependence of Seeds” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
c. Record your hypothesis for “Experiment 2: Diversity of Plants” on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
d. Complete “Experiment 2: Diversity of Plants” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
All post lab questions for “Lab 3: Biodiversity” should be completed on the Lab 3 Reporting Form. Save your completed Lab 3 Reporting Form as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style, including a title page and references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course. Carefully review the Grading Rubric (available for download in your online course) before beginning the lab and note the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

SCI 207 Week 3 Assignment Outline of the Final Lab Report
Outline of the Final Lab Report. Review the Final Lab Report instructions in Week Five of the online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide as well as the Sample Final Lab Report (PDF can be found in your online course). I would also recommend you review Week Two’s Laboratory, “Water Quality and Contamination,” before beginning this assignment. You are then to write a complete outline for your Final Lab Report.
The outline must contain:
a. Title Page
Include the same information as the Final Lab Report (see instructions in Week Five of the online course or in the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide).
b. Introduction
Provide an outline of your introduction including background, objective, and hypothesis, as well as all sources that will be used to back this information.
c. Materials and Methods Provide an outline of steps used to conduct the experiments as well as all sources used to conduct the experiments.
d. Results Provide an outline of results, including any tables and graphs that will appear in your Final Lab Report
e. Discussion
Provide an outline of discussion, including meaning of findings, outside factors effecting results, and future experiments based on results.
f. Conclusions
Provide an outline of the summary of all work.
g. References
Provide a list of references in APA format.

 

SCI 207 Week 4 Lab 4 Energy Sources and Alternative Energy
Energy Sources and Alternative Energy. Read Lab 4: Energy Sources and Alternative Energy. This lab will allow you to investigate the effects of acid mine drainage through experimentation. Additionally, it will allow for the exploration of solar energy through the use of a solar cell motor. Then, utilize this information and your eSciencelab kit to complete Experiments 1 and 2 on the Lab 4 Reporting Form, completing all tables as you proceed. Make sure that all of the following items are completed before submission:
a. Read through intro material and record your hypothesis for “Experiment 1: The Effects of Coal Mining” on the Lab 4 Reporting Form.
b. Perform “Experiment 1: The Effects of Coal Mining” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 4 Reporting Form.
c. Record your hypothesis for “Experiment 2: Solar Energy” on the Lab 4 Reporting Form.
d. Complete “Experiment 2: Solar Energy” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 6 on the Lab 4 Reporting Form.
All post lab questions for “Lab 4: Energy Sources and Alternative Energy” should be completed on the Lab 4 Reporting Form. Save your completed Lab 4 Reporting Form as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style, including a title page and references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course. Carefully review the Grading Rubric (available for download in your online course) before beginning the lab and note the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

SCI 207 Week 5 Lab 5 Weather and Climate Change
Weather and Climate Change. Read Lab 5: Weather and Climate Change. This lab will allow you to explore the water cycle through the creation of an ecosystem model. Additionally, you will observe how water moves throughout the environment and is affected by weather patterns. Then, utilize this information and your eSciencelab kit to complete Experiments 1and 2 on the Lab 5 Reporting Form. Make sure that all of the following items are completed before submission:
a. Read through intro material and record your hypothesis for “Experiment 1: Modeling the Water Cycle” on the Lab 5 Reporting Form.
b. Perform “Experiment 1: Modeling the Water Cycle” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 4 on the Lab 5 Reporting Form.
c. Record your hypothesis for “Experiment 2: Assessing Infiltration” on the Lab 5 Reporting Form.
d. Complete “Experiment 2: Assessing Infiltration” using your eSciencelab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 5 Reporting Form.
All post lab questions for “Lab 5: Weather and Climate Change” should be completed on the Lab 5 Reporting Form. Save your completed Lab 5 Reporting Form as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style, including a title page and references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course.