Fast plant Scientific paper Assignments | Collage Homework Help
This paper is a scientific paper, its about growing a fast plant and recording all the observations down. Some students (like myself) chose not to grow their own plant, but to instead follow a video and watch a woman grow them. I will attach her videos and the data that she collected. Below i have included all the requirements for the paper including the grading criteria she’ll be using. These are the professors terms. Please write about 3 pages worth of science, then include a 4th page just for the 3 references needed. If you have any questions whatsoever please get back to me and let me know! But this paper needs to be professional and well written.
Here is the actual experiment:
“Caffeine Fast Plant Experiment
Spring 2019 Brandon Stowers, Alexander Pursel, Jamison Scott, Leigh Ferguson
A 1mM solution of caffeine was made by adding 0.196g of caffeine powder to 1L of water; based on the recorded lethal dose of 2mM found (Batish et, al 2009). The 1L of water was measured using a 1000 mL Fisherbrand glass beaker. Water bin was filled instead with the 1 mM caffeine solution and replenished as necessary
number of leaves, flowers, seed pods, the weight of the pods and the plants of both the caffeine and control group.”
The objective of this exercise is to practice the following skills:
Place your experiment into the larger biological context of what is already known about your topic in the scientific literature
Describe your activities in the appropriate level of detail
Describe and interpret your experimental results and statistical analyses, including figures and properly processed data tables
Make a convincing argument about why your results are important to the broader biological community.
Your paper will be written in the traditional scientific format. Your paper should have the following sections, in this order and format:
Title—should be concise and descriptive. Imagine seeing the title alone and ask yourself if your reader could deduce what the paper is about.
Abstract—no more than 200 words. You should structure it with one or two sentences each about: the purpose, methods, results, and implications of your study (in that order). Do not forget the implications part! No citations should be used.
Introduction—First few paragraphs put your work into the context of Biology
What is the problem you are addressing?
What is known in the literature (this is where you may have some citations)?
Describe your goals and hypotheses for this experiment.
I will be looking for you to explicitly describe your hypothesis at the end of your introduction.
Methods—Briefly describe your methods well enough so that someone who is reasonably familiar with the subject could repeat what you did, but not so much that they’d have to be at UWT to do it. Do not list your materials, as this is typically not done in scientific journals.
Results—Describe your results (give averages + variation) including statistical significance with minimal interpretation. It is not acceptable to simply show your figures; this section includes a narrative that walks the reader through your results.
Hint: here is where you will refer to most of your figures and tables.
Discussion—the first part of the discussion will pull together your results and interpret what they mean and should restate your hypothesis. The last part of the discussion should revisit the broader implications discussed in your introduction. End this section with the next step you would take with this work.
If your experiment didn’t turn out the way you expected, this section is where you can discuss what went wrong and what you would do differently. I have seen some great papers written about experiments that crashed and burned! Please dedicate no more than 1 paragraph to this!
Acknowledgments—Briefly thank those who helped you with this study. It is good form to thank Erin Fein who did tons of work behind the scenes to make this happen. (lol usually this section you would thank your group members too, well not this quarter!)”
Erin Fein is the girl who performed these fast plant experiments and she would record the process of the growth and everything else she observed of the plants so students like myself wouldn’t.
“Final Paper Rubric (1)
Final Paper Rubric (1)
Title: is descriptive of the experiment but not too long. Conveys the central question of the paper. 1.0 pts
Abstract: information about the background (introduction), basics M&M, the primary result, and interpretation of the results. Abstract is a single paragraph, approximately 200-250 words. 3.0 pts
Introduction: Establish the context for the work by describing our current state of knowledge
accomplished by introducing the general topic and using outside literature to explain what we already know about this. 2.0 pts
Reveals what uncertainties still remain
should lead to the inescapable conclusion that there is a real gap in our understanding and that this gap needs to be filled. In other words, the context should make it clear why it is important to fill this gap. 1.0 pts
Introduction: Explains how the study being presented will fill this gap in knowledge
should be clear about how the study being presented is different in some ways from previous studies. 1.0 pts
Introduction: uses citations to establish current state of knowledge.
Materials and Methods:Enough detail in the methods that someone could repeat study 2.0 pts
Materials and Methods: Explicitly described the treatments, control, replicates 1.0 pts
Materials and Methods:Described statistical methods and tests of variance ie standard deviations used 2.0 pts
Materials and Methods:Details of the organism under study is discussed e.g. scientific name, where it was purchased from.
Materials and Methods: Common lab procedures, like labeling containers, and use of exact dates, like November 16, 2016, are omitted. 2.0 pts
Figures: the legends contain a title (a sentence which precisely describes what the figure shows) 2.0 pts
Figures: The scientific name of the animal/tissue/specimen the data shown in the figure is from. This information is often in the title 1.0 pts
Figures: a statement of the main result shown in the figure. This is usually a single sentence 2.0 pts
Figures: the sample size if the figure shows data from more than one preparation/organism. … so that the [Figure+Legend]-unit can stand alone. 1.0 pts
Figures: Are professionally presented, ie, aesthetically pleasing and easy to understand. A legend is included if needed. 1.0 pts
Tables: shows processed data. NO RAW DATA 1.0 pts
Tables: Headings and caption are clear 1.0 pts
Results:Statistical analysis calculated correctly 1.0 pts
Results: Variabilty (standard error or standard deviation) described
Results: only results are included, no discussion. it is concise and readable 1.0 pts
Discussion: Hypothesis is restated and either verified or falsified.
Discussion: Citations are always used when needed 2.0 pts
Discussion: Discrepancies in the data adequately addressed and not over or understated 2.0 pts
Discussion: Appropriate future studies suggested 1.0 pts
Overall tone of paper is professional and scientific 5.0 pts
Scientific names are written correctly through out paper 1.0 pts
A minimum of 3 primary references has been used 3.0 pts
References are written in CSE format 3.0 pts
Paragraphs are well-structured with each paragraph about one main idea, and ordered in a logical sequence. 5.0 pts
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