|Draft explanation to town of Idyllic. Transcribe your explanation from SimUText Section 2 Q2.15.||Summarize answer from Q2.15 here|
· After conducting each experiment, export ALL the data from that experiment to your computer (see button below!):
Click “Export Data” (see image to the left!) and then save the file (default name is “results.txt”) to your computer. Make sure to give your two results files different names. Open the files in a spreadsheet application and organize the data into data tables. You are encouraged, but not required, to make graphs of key results. Your summary report in Section 3 Part 2 MUST refer to the tables and any graphs submitted.
Helpful Hints: There are descriptions of the data columns in the LAB Background document. The LAB Demonstration video shows how to export data from SimUText and import it to your spreadsheet application. Recall that you learned how to explore, sort, and filter data in the Ecological Footprint lab; those skills will come in handy here as well.
Section 3 Part 2: Report with Data (15 pts)
This section is NOT in the SimUText application, and is REQUIRED. Complete a report for the city of Idyllic that states your conclusion of what is happening to the Simploids, describes the experiments you conducted, and provides supporting data for your conclusion. Look to the tables you completed as you worked through Section 2 to fill in the blanks. We have provided a template report letter for you to fill in.
You must present your data in your lab assignment, by submitting your data table(s) (with ALL OF the data) along with a paragraph explaining how you came to your conclusion based on the data. This section requires the use of a spreadsheet application (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, etc.) to construct your tables. Paste your tables, with clear descriptions, into the placeholders below.
Report to the Town of Idyllic (5 pts)
I have provided a template for your report below. If you did more than two experiments, add another paragraph to the methods for each additional experiment.
· Fill in all areas denoted by red brackets, […], to complete a report on your experiments to submit to the town of Idyllic. Wherever you see [red brackets], you need to type an answer. Please keep your answers in RED text!
Dear Town of Idyllic,
My research into the effects of herbicides and parasites on the health of Simploids indicates [type conclusion here]. Based on these results, I recommend you take the following actions to improve and protect the health of Simploids in your community:
[type recommendations here].
I came to this conclusion by conducting the following experiments.
My first experiment tested […] by experimentally changing […] and observing the effects on […]. This experiment demonstrated that […]. This conclusion is supported by the data shown in Table 2.1 below.
My second experiment tested […] by experimentally changing […] and observing the effects on […]. This experiment demonstrated that […]. This conclusion is supported by the data shown in Table 2.2 below.
Taken together, the results of these experiments indicate that [restate conclusion here] is the cause of Simploid sickness in the town of Idyllic.