a Lab Report of 1 page that you will submit to “Submitted
Almost every place on Earth, from the surface
of your skin to the bottom of the ocean, is filled with living things. To keep
track of the vast diversity of life, biologists historically named and
classified organisms according to their appearance. The system of categorizing
organisms is known astaxonomy. Today,
scientists classify organisms into taxonomic groups (taxa) according to their
evolutionary history. This discipline is known assystematics.
The Virtual Systematics Lab features a
collection of pictures and descriptions of diverse species that represent major
evolutionary pathways. In the Systematics Lab, you can explore 5 different
taxonomic classification schemes that biologists have used (from the
traditional Linnaean scheme to the current 3-domain system).
In this activity, you will learn how to use
the Virtual Systematics Lab to identify the characteristics that various
organisms share, and determine the relatedness of different taxa.
You are to write a 1-page Lab Report using
the Scientific Method sections below. Your Pearson report is your data to
support your report. Attach the Pearson report as part of your lab report
results. The Pearson questions are to help you understand the topic and may be
used in your report to support your findings.
Complete the steps of the
scientific method for your lab option choice. Use these headings in your paper,
State the purpose of the lab.
This 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 style.
Hypothesis / Predicted Outcome:
An hypothesis is an âeducated guess.â Based
on what you have learned and written about in the Introduction, state what you
expect to be the results of the lab procedures.
Summarize the procedures that you used in the
The Methods section should also state clearly
how data (numbers) were collected during the lab; these will be reported in the
Results/ Outcome section.
Provide here any results / data that were
generated doing the lab procedure.
In this section, state clearly whether you
obtained the expected results, and the outcome was as expected. Note: You can
use answers to any multiple choice or essay questions you filled out in the lab
to help you discuss the results and what you learned.