Final Lab Report
You are required to write a complete laboratory report that covers all three experiments for “Lab 2: Water Quality and Contamination,” using knowledge gained throughout the course. To begin, download the Final Lab Report Template (see attached file) and utilize this form to ensure proper formatting and inclusion of all required material. Additionally, view the Sample Final Lab Report ( see attached file) before beginning this assignment, which will illustrate what a Final Lab Report should look like. You must use at least four scholarly sources and your lab manual to support your points. PLEASE USE SCHOLARLY SOURCES ONLY. The report must be four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style ONLY. I will attach the assignment that was submitted that was written by one of the writer at “write my assignment” which I received a VERY LOW SCORE. I will also attach the instructor comments on that paper.
*******The Final Lab Report must contain the following five sections in this order:
1.Abstract – This section should provide a brief summary of the methods, results, and conclusions. It should allow the reader to see what was done, how it was done, and the results. It should not exceed 200 words and should be the last part written (although it should still appear right after the title page).
2.Introduction – This section should include background information on water quality and an overview of why the experiment was conducted. It should first contain background information of similar studies previously conducted. This is accomplished by citing existing literature from similar experiments. Secondly, it should provide an objective or a reason why the experiment is being done. Why do we want to know the answer to the question we are asking? Finally, it should end with all three hypotheses from your Week Two experiments. These hypotheses should not be adjusted to reflect the “right” answer. Simply place your previous hypotheses in the report here. You do not lose points for an inaccurate hypothesis; scientists often revise their hypotheses based on scientific evidence following the experiments.
3.Discussion – This section should interpret your data and provide conclusions. Discuss the meanings of your findings in this area. Was your hypothesis accepted or rejected, and how are you able to determine this? Did the results generate any future questions that might benefit from a new experiment? Were there any outside factors (i.e., temperature, contaminants, time of day) that affected your results? If so, how could you control for these in the future?
4.Conclusions – This section should provide a brief summary of your work.
5.References – List references used in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.