Speciation

Speciation.

Speciation

Assignment: SCIE211 Phase 2 Lab Report  Title: Speciation  Instructions: You will need to write a 1-page lab report using the scientific method to answer the following question: • What would happen if a species of lizard were suddenly split into 2 groups by a hurricane resulting in the isolation of a small group of individuals on an island far from the mainland?  When your lab report is complete, post it in Submitted Assignment files. Part I: Use the animated time progression of speciation to help you write up your lab report. Part II: Write a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections:  • Purpose  o State the purpose of the lab.  • Introduction  o This is an investigation of what is currently known about the question being asked. Use background information from credible references to write a short summary about concepts in the lab. List and cite references in APA style.  • Hypothesis/Predicted Outcome  o A hypothesis is an educated guess. Based on what you have learned and written about in the Introduction, state what you expect to be the results of the lab procedures.  • Methods  o Summarize the procedures that you used in the lab. The Methods section should also state clearly how data (numbers) were collected during the lab; this will be reported in the Results/Outcome section.  • Results/Outcome  o Provide here any results or data that were generated while doing the lab procedure.  • Discussion/Analysis  o In this section, state clearly whether you obtained the expected results, and if the outcome was as expected. o Note: You can use the lab data to help you discuss the results and what you learned.  Provide references in APA format. This includes a reference list and in-text citations for references used in the Introduction section.  Give your paper a title and number, and identify each section as specified above. Although the hypothesis will be a 1-sentence answer, the other sections will need to be paragraphs to adequately explain your experiment.  When your lab report is complete, post it in Submitted Assignment files.

Speciation

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