For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to
complete the Lab.
In this lab, you will be observing the impact of
mineral nitrogen fertilizer usage on maize’s crop yield, which is measured
in milligrams of dry mass harvested per 100 acres (1 hectare) during a 1-year
period. Use the animation to help you come up with an answer to the following:
- Complete a lab report using the scientific method.
Using the Scientific Method Lab
Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information
and animation to complete your report. Use the Lab 1 worksheet for assignment instructions and data
Both arable and nonarable land have been chosen as the
experimental cultivation sites near the city of Melle, Germany, where the yield
of maize was observed from 1990 through 1998. The climate variations have also
been carefully recorded on equally sized lots of both types of land.
Phase 1 Lab Report
will need to write a 1-page lab report using the scientific method to answer
the following questions:
Define a hypothesis that is suggested by
the data collected in the lab.
Complete a lab report using the scientific
When your lab
report is complete, post it in Submitted Assignment files.
the lab animation, fill in the following data tables to help you generate your
hypothesis, outcomes, and analysis:
Table 1: Maize
Yield From Arable Soil
Yield of Maize
2: Maize Yield From Nonarable Sandy Loam Soil
Yield of Maize
a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections:
the purpose of the lab.
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
- Hypothesis/Predicted Outcome
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.
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.
here any results or data that were generated while doing the lab
this section, state clearly whether you obtained the expected results,
and if the outcome was as expected.
You can use the lab data to help you discuss the results and what you
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.