Day 5: Data Analysis and Lab Report

Objectives

Students analyze the data collected from the leaf packs and create lab reports.

Lesson Overview

Using the data collected at the stream, students will work in their groups in the computer lab to create data tables and graphs. Following completion of the data analysis, students will work independently outside of class to write a laboratory report .

Time: 
One class period, plus additional independent work outside of class
Setting: 
Class and home
Materials
  • laptops or computer lab access
Procedure

 

- Using the data collected at the stream, students will work in their groups in the computer lab to create data tables and graphs which represent the Orders of macroinvertebrates and their relative abundance they found in their leaf litter bag.  Students will share this data with other groups, by either printing out the basic data of their mesh bag, or displaying their data on a projector for the entire class to obtain. 

 

Lab Report:

Following completion of the data analysis, students will work independently outside of class to write a laboratory report of their experiments which include all groups’ data, in order to address the learning objective.  (See “General Biology Lab Report Guidelines”)

 

Lesson Resources

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