User talk:Elizabeth Schott/Notebook/Biology 210 at AU

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3/21/2015

Just like the other notebook entries, you needed to include purpose, materials and methods, and conclusions. Did you look at your fish again after day 7? Other than that you have good data. When you provide lengths and heart rates, make sure you say whether you measured one fish as a representative sample, or if you measured multiple fish and that was an average (which should be presented as mean ± standard deviation). If you have data from multiple fish, you can also do a t-test to determine if there are statistically significant differences. LS

3/8/2015 Your entry started out well, but you needed to do more to compare the species you found with your original observations. Which samples did you have sequenced? Were they from tet- or non-tet plates? You should provide references for the characteristics of the species you identified (i.e., Gram + or -, cell shape, etc.) and then compare to what you observed. LS

2/25/2015 Inverts and verts were very good, but vertebrates should have been their own entry. The methods would describe when you observed your transect and the weather. The results should include why you inferred there would be a toad in your transect. For the food web, try to include more organisms that you observed, like the plants and protists. If you didn't actually find an earthworm in your transect, it shouldn't be included. Earthworms may eat bacteria, but not selectively - they basically burrow through the soil, taking in living and dead organic matter of every kind. LS

2/15/2015 Excellent! Try to identify your flowering plant for your lab manual. It is fairly unique looking. The goal is to determine the Genera for all of your plants, though that can be tough for the grasses. LS

2/6/2015 You need to add much more detail. For the wet mount and gram stain, you should describe the methods so that someone else could repeat them. You also needed to include the two tables from your lab manual. Look at the entries of your other group members to see what your entry should look like. LS

1/30/2015 For lab 1, you covered the main points but are missing a map of your transect. For lab 2, we were looking at protists and algae, not bacteria! Remember that protists are eukaryotes and bacteria are not. You need a more detailed description of what your Hay infusion looked like after 1 week, and descriptions of the protists. The lab manual asked for length, motile or non-motile, photosynthesizing or not, and a photo or drawing. LS

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