Scientific Method: Polar Ice Caps, biology homework help

Part A:

Read this post in its entirety BEFORE starting your work. This is a mental exercise and you will need to do some research on what other people are doing in real life on this issue to help model your project upon. Think big! Although you will not actually carry out this research project, it is an opportunity to practice science like scientists do. When we create a new research project, we start by seeing what other people have done and create a proposal to get funding and approval of our idea.

Then Answer the following and upload your answers into this folder (put them in this order with numbers and section headers):

  1. What was your Observation:
  2. What questions did you come up with based upon this observation?
  3. Where did you do some background research to find out more about your observation? Do some actual research on what others are doing/have done to study this issue. Where did you find your sources?
  4. —What is your Hypothesis? This should be a statement that could be supported or refuted. Do not discuss your personal opinion on whether you think the hypothesis will be supported or not at this stage. Just clearly state your hypothesis.
  5. Describe to me, in detail, your brilliant experiment. Do some real research on methods that other scientists are actually using. You have a limitless budget, so do not describe an experiment that could be done in your kitchen (for example, if you describe using ice cubes and a glass of water to study polar ice cap deterioration, you will receive a zero). Describe the methodology, technology and personnel you plan to use. This is a global problem which requires a global sized experiment. Cite your sources.
  6. What results did you find from your experiment (yes, this will invented based upon your knowledge of the subject)?
  7. How would you communicate your findings to the world? Be creative and professional.

Please note: Your submitted work needs to reflect that you have put in the time, effort, and due diligence to addressing these questions above. You may also use images in this assignment (don’t worry about copyright because it is for education in a secured environment) to help support your points.

Part B:

Begin by reading the article

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-mistru…

Then post your opinion/view point below. Each post must be a minimum of 200 words, be well thought out, and always use professional, kind language. This is an opportunity to converse academically on some of the topics brought about in the article. It is not an opportunity to use abusive language or personal attacks of any kind. No exceptions. Once you post your view point you will then see what others have posted.

Part C:

Enter your information into the Biodiversity Topic Statement Form and upload your completed form here. There is no word minimum and you may state your topic in sentence format or just state the organism/ecosystem you wish to research.

In this assignment state your intended topic that you will be addressing in your paper AND list at least three references (using complete and correct bibliographic citations in CSE Name Year Style, more info below). You will choose a threatened or endangered species to write a literature review paper on. You can do any endangered species, it does not have to be a mammal (think fish, amphibian, insect) and it doesn’t need to be an animal! (Think plants!). Lots of endangered species out there – get creative!!! Please note: when choosing your topic, make sure that you are able to find enough scholarly articles to write your paper. Some species are more researched than others.

You must have at least one peer reviewed journal in your references for this assignment.

To find some inspiration check out http://www.iucnredlist.org , http://www.fws.gov/endangered , http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/index.html . Topics that you may NOT do are included on the BIODIVERSITY PAPER INSTRUCTION and below.

If your paper is written on an unapproved topic your will lose a minimum of 30 points from the final grade.

Topics that you may NOT do are: tigers, whales, pandas (red or giant), elephants, polar bears, rhinos, bluefin tuna, sea turtles, snow leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees, penguins, koala, monkeys, dolphins, sea lions, African Wild Dog, Amur Leopard, Black Footed Ferret, or California condors.

A note on submission: you should see submission options below. Since this is our first Turnitin.com assignment submitted via Canvas for the class, make sure you are able to see the submission button below. There is no additional login or password needed, everything occurs directly through Canvas. If, for any reason, you do not see submission entry way below, first try a different browser ( make sure to be on an actual computer, not a phone or tablet). Then, if that doesn’t work, please contact eCampus help desk

 
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