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SCI 207 Entire Course (New)

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SCI 207 Final Guide (New)

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Focus of the Final Lab Report Please read over the Sample Final Lab Report before beginning this assignment (PDF can be found in your online course). You are required to write a complete laboratory report for Lab 2: Water Quality and Contamination using knowledge gained throughout the course. The report must be 6 to10 pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least four scholarly sources (at least two of which


can be found in the Ashford Online Library) in addition to the textbook and/or lab manual to support your points. Cite your sources in text and on the reference 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. The Final Lab Report must contain the following eight sections in this order: 1. Title Page – This page must include the title of your report, your name, course name, instructor, and date submitted. 2. Abstract – This section should provide a brief summary of the methods, results, and conclusions. It should allow the reader to see what was done, how it was done, and the results. It should not exceed 200 words and should be the last part written (although it should still appear right after the title page). 3. Introduction – This section should include an overview of why the experiment was conducted. It should first contain background information of similar studies that have already been done in the area. This is accomplished by citing existing literature from similar experiments along with explaining their results. Secondly, it should provide an objective or a reason why the experiment is being done. Why do we want to know the answer to the question we are asking? Finally, it should end with a hypothesis. You should pose a question and predict the answer to the question that will be investigated. This hypothesis should be made prior to your experiment and should not be adjusted to reflect the “right” answer. Simply place your previous hypothesis in the report here. You do not lose points for an incorrect hypothesis; scientists are often wrong in their guesses. 4. Materials and Methods – This section should provide a detailed description of the materials used in your experiment and how they were used. A step-by-step run down of your experiment is necessary; however, it should be done in paragraph form, not in a list format. The


description should be exact enough to allow for someone reading the report to replicate the experiment. 5. Results – This section should include the data and observations from the experiment. All tables and graphs should be present in this section. There should be no personal opinions or discussion outside of the results located within this area. 6. Discussion – This section should interpret your data and provide conclusions. Discuss the meanings of your findings in this area. Was your hypothesis confirmed or denied, and how can you determine this? Did the results generate any future questions that might benefit from a new experiment? Were there any outside factors (i.e., temperature, contaminants, time of day) that affected your results? If so, how could you control for these in the future? 7. Conclusions – This section should simply provide a brief summary of your work. 8. References – List references used in APA format. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SCI 207 Week 1 Assignment Environmental Footprint (New)

For more course tutorials visit www.newtonhelp.com 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.

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SCI 207 Week 1 Lab 1 Introduction to Science (New)

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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.


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SCI 207 Week 2 Assignment Evaluating Credible and Scholarly Scientific Sources

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Week Two Assignment

In this assignment, you will examine three different sources - one source that would be considered scholarly, one source that is credible but not scholarly, and one source that would not be considered credible for use in an academic paper. After completing a worksheet on each source, can you identify which is which?

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SCI 207 Week 2 DQ 1 Food and Agriculture

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SCI 207 Week 2, Discussion 1 Food and Agriculture

In the United States, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply of food. However, this abundance is largely due to advances in agricultural technology, which have in turn created numerous concerns surrounding our food sources. Provide at least two modern examples of how the United States has increased its food production. Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook, discuss how these changes have affected the environment, and what impact they have on food safety?

Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Utilize at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources in APA format. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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SCI 207 Week 2 Lab 2 Water Quality and Contamination (New)

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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 Assignment Outline of the Final Lab Report (New)

For more course tutorials visit www.newtonhelp.com 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 3 DQ 1 Age of Oil


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As you know, our world is heavily dependent on oil. In Chapter 6 of Contemporary Environmental Issues, you have read that there is concern about the possibility of reaching a peak in oil production. Describe at least two alternatives to oil that are currently available and discuss the barriers that keep these alternatives from replacing oil as our primary means of energy? Additionally, utilizing at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook, discuss the role that government plays in ensuring a transition to such alternatives in a post peak-oil world? Response

Describe at least two alternatives to oil that are currently available and discuss the barriers that keep these alternatives from replacing oil as our primary means of energy?

Discuss the role that government plays in ensuring a transition to such alternatives in a post peak-oil world?

Carefully review the Grading Rubric that will be used to evaluate your assignment.


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SCI 207 Week 3 Lab 3 Biodiversity (New)

For more course tutorials visit www.newtonhelp.com 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 4 DQ 1 Climate and Air Pollution

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As increases in human population lead to expansive industrialization and cultivation, increased carbon emissions are resulting in global climate change. This atmospheric alteration may result in a number of detrimental environmental impacts including food insecurity, increased spread of disease, more intense storms, and sea level rise. As the United States is one of the largest contributors to atmospheric carbon emissions, what specific policies might the United States enact to reduce its impact on global climate change? Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook, discuss the economic impacts of any proposed policy.


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SCI 207 Week 4 Lab 4 Energy Sources and Alternative Energy (New)

For more course tutorials visit www.newtonhelp.com 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 Assignment Final Lab Report (New)

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The abstract should provide a brief summary of the methods, results, and conclusions. It should very briefly allow the reader to see what was done, how it was done, and the results. It should not exceed 200 words and should be the last part written (although it should still appear right after the title page).

Introduction


The introduction should describe the background of water quality and related issues using cited examples. You should include scholarly sources in this section to help explain why water quality research is important to society. When writing this section, make sure to cite all resources in APA format.

The introduction should also contain the objective for your study. This objective is the reason why the experiment is being done. Your final report should provide an objective that describes why we want to know the answer to the questions we are asking.

Finally, the introduction should end with your hypothesis. This hypothesis should be the same one posed before you began your experiment. You may reword it following feedback from your instructor to illustrate a proper hypothesis, however, you should not adjust it to reflect the “right” answer. You do not lose points for an inaccurate hypothesis; scientists often revise their hypotheses based on scientific evidence following an experiment. Include an explanation as to why you made the hypothesis that you did.

Materials and Methods The materials and methods section should provide a brief description of the specialized materials used in your experiment and how they were used. This section needs to summarize the instructions with enough detail so that an outsider who does not have a copy of the lab instructions knows what you did. However, this does not mean writing every little step like “dip the chloride test strip in the water, then shake the test strip,” these steps can be simplified to read “we used chloride


test strips to measure the chloride levels of each sample in mg/L”, etc. Additionally, this section should be written in the past tense and in your own words and not copied and pasted from the lab manual.

Results

The results section should include all tables used in your experiments. All values within the tables or graphs should be in numerical form and contain units. For instance, if measuring the amount of chloride in water you should report as 2 mg/L or 0 mg/L, not as two or none.

The results section should also highlight the important results in paragraph form, referring to the appropriate tables when mentioned. This section should only state the results as no personal opinions should be included. A description of what the results really mean should be saved for the discussion. For example, you may report, 0mg/L of chlorine were found in the water, but should avoid personal opinions and interpretations of the data (e.g., “No chlorine was found in the water showing it is cleaner than the others samples”).

Discussion

The discussion section should interpret your data and provide conclusions. Start by discussing whether you accepted or rejected your hypothesis and how you arrived at this decision. In the same section,


consider some of the implications of your results. Given the chemical differences you may have noted between the water samples, are any of the differences causes for concern? Why or why not?

The discussion should also relate your results to the bigger water concerns and challenges. For example, based on your experiments you might discuss how various bottled water companies use different filtration systems. Or, you could discuss the billion dollar bottled water industry. For example, do you think it is worth it to buy bottled water? Why or why not? Your final lab report should utilize credible and scholarly resources to put your results into context.

Finally, the results section should also address any possible factors that may have affected your results, such as possible contamination in the experiments or any outside factors (e.g., temperature, contaminants, time of day). If so, how could you control for these in the future? You should also propose some new questions that have arisen from your results and what kind of experiment might be proposed to answer these questions.

Conclusions

The conclusion section should briefly summarize the key findings of your experiment. What main message would you like people to have from this report?


References

Include at least two scholarly references, two credible references, and your lab manual in APA format.

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SCI 207 Week 5 DQ 1 Waste

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In 2012, Americans alone produced over 250 million tons of garbage. One large component of this waste consisted of oil based plastic bags, which are utilized excessively by grocers, restaurants, and stores nationwide. In order to reduce this source of waste, many countries are banning plastic bags or taxing customers for their use. Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook, discuss at least two environmental problems caused by such extensive plastic bag use. If you were in charge, what plan might you propose to reduce or eliminate their use? Discuss the economic impacts of implementing your plan versus the financial impacts of making no change in our current use.


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SCI 207 Week 5 Lab 5 Weather and Climate Change (New)

For more course tutorials visit www.newtonhelp.com 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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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