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 ï¿½Experiment 1: Interdependence of Seedsï¿½ on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
b. Perform ï¿½Experiment 1: Interdependence of Seedsï¿½ using your eScience lab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
c. Record your hypothesis for ï¿½Experiment 2: Diversity of Plantsï¿½ on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
d. Complete ï¿½Experiment 2: Diversity of Plantsï¿½ using your eScience lab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form.
All post lab questions for ï¿½Lab 3: Biodiversityï¿½ 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. (Expected time on task for this assignment is 8 hours. This includes time for research, critical thinking, completing both experiments, completing all tables, answering questions, and reflection on the topic.)
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