User talk:Kara David/Notebook/Biology 210 at AU

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3/21/2015

This entry is missing a few things in methods and lacking in quantitative observations. You need to include the concentration of nicotine used, and the stage(s) of the fish when you started the experiment (or on day 1 when you replaced them). In the results section, you need to explicitly state how many days since the start of the experiment you made observations, and how many fish were alive and hatched in each group. You mention movement, but you didn't quantify it. If the two groups looked similar, you need to say what characteristics you examined - length, organ development, eye size, etc. You aren't going to be able to make tables or graphs or do statistics with this data. LS


3/6/2015 Excellent! I like the table of contents. LS

2/22/2015

Vert lab - Good job on the background research. I'm not sure if you have a house sparrow (Old World) or a New World sparrow, so you might want to check into that. Also the arrows should be going from the worm to the birds - think of it as the direction that energy is traveling.

Invert lab - Good job on your descriptions. I understand why you wanted to include photos of what the inverts look like for reference, but your lab notebook is meant to be your own data. If you use images from elsewhere, you need to make clear that these were not images that you captured of your own data. LS

2/15/2015 You did a good job with the methods for this one. Mainly you need to do some work trying to identify your plants. The goal is to determine the Genus, but a common name or class would be helpful. Remember the major classifications: Truly seedless are things like ferns. Even if you don't see the seeds, all gymnosperms and angiosperms have seeds. Only angiosperms can be monocots or dicots - that means they have cotyledons. Gymnosperms have "naked seeds", and are things like pine trees. Unless it's a gingko, the leaves/needles of gymnosperms don't fall off in the winter! LS

2/6/2015 Your data looks nice, but you still need to add more detail in the methods. A person who wasn't in lab should be able to do a wet mount and Gram stain from your directions. Photo or drawing documentation of your colonies is important. Don't forget to address the questions in the red box - in this lab, it asked about the mechanism of tetracycline and antibiotic resistance. LS


1/30/2015 You adequately described the procedure and protists, but you needed to include pictures or drawings. You are missing a description of the serial dilution. LS

1/27/2015 Good job. Please rearrange the order so that the most recent post is at the top. Also, please add more detail about how you prepared the Hay Infusion. The goal is for someone else to be able to read your entry and make a Hay Infusion themselves. LS