The Science of Biology Lab
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by John Lundy
| 7 Questions
Note from the author:
A Conceptual Lab focusing on scientific questions, hypothesis, data analysis and drawing scientific conclusions to support or invalidate a hypothesis.
The First image above shows the average biodiversity as indicated by the number of vascular plants
The second image shows the average global temperatures. Use these two data sets to answer the questions below.
1
1 pt
Team member names (please use your gradebook names AND your common names so i can work on learning them both).

2
3 pts
Make a general observation about how the two data sets above might be connected
Scoring rubric
0pts) observation does not relate to either data set or connect the two sets in any way

1pt) observation shows understanding of only one data set

2pts) observation shows understanding of both data sets

3pts) observation shows understanding of both data sets and makes a connection between the two.
3
3 pts
Write a hypothesis concerning these two data sets that could possibly be proven/disproven with the data the sets contain.
0pts) Hypothesis does not relate to the data sets and is not falsifiable.
1pt) Hypothesis is not falsifiable or relates to only one data set
2pts) hypothesis is either falsifiable but only relates to one data set or relates to both data sets but is not falsifiable
3pts) Hypothesis is both falsifiable and relates to both data sets
4
3 pts
Collect data from at least 10 locations on the glob and make a table to organize your data.

0pts) data has no organization, does not include 10 locations and does not include data from both data sets

1pt) One of these: Data from 1 set OR 10 location OR data is organized

2pts) two of these Data from 1 set OR 10 location OR data is organized

3pts) Data is from ten locations from both data sets and well organized.

Hint! You should be able to past a table from excel or numbers, if not, take a screen shot of your table and upload it as a picture
5
2 pts
reate a graph to illustrate your data.

0pts) the graph type choses does not clearly show the data and the graph is not arranged in such a way as to show trends in the data

1pt) One of these: The right type of graph was use OR the data was arranged in such a way as to illustrate a trend

2pts) The correct type of graph was used, and the data was presented in such a way as to show a clear trend.
Hint! Chargo.com is easy to use and you can Take a screen shot of your graph and upload the image
6
3 pts
Does the data support your hypothesis? Write a summery explaining the data and why it does or dose not support your hypothesis.

0pts) Conclusion does not refer to the data, does not explain the data and does not explain why the data dose or does not support the hypothesis

1pt) One of these: Conclusion relates s to the data OR explains the data OR explains how the hypothesis is or is not supported.

2pts) Two of these: Conclusion relates s to the data OR explains the data OR explains how the hypothesis is or is not supported.

3pts) Conclusion relates to the data and explains the data and explains how the hypothesis is or is not supported.

7
2 pts
What is at least 1 flaw with the data provided and how does it impact how reliable your findings are?

0pts) no reason is provided and no explanation of the reason is given

1pt) a reason is given without an explanation

2pts) a reason is given and explained well

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