biology Mineral Nitrogen Fertilization

biology Mineral Nitrogen Fertilization
Instructions: You 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 method.
Part 1: Using the lab animation, fill in the following data tables to help you generate your hypothesis, outcomes, and analysis: (already done below)

Table 1: Maize Yield From Arable Soil

Amount of Mineral Nitrogen Fertilization (kg per 100 acres) – Yield of Maize (mg of dry mass per 100 acres per year) in Arable Soil
0- 8.0
20- 10.7
40- 13.0
60- 15.2
80- 16.4
100- 18.2
120- 19.2
140- 20.8
160- 20.4
180- 20.1



Table 2: Maize Yield From Nonarable Sandy Loam Soil

Amount of Mineral Nitrogen Fertilization (kg per 100 acres)- Yield of Maize (mg of dry mass per 100 acres per year) in Nonarable Sandy Loam Soil
0- 15.6
20- 17.0
40- 18.2
60- 19.3
80- 20.0
100- 20.9
120- 21.2
140- 21.8
160- 21.1
180- 20.1

Part 2: Write a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections:
• Purpose
o State the purpose of the lab.
• Introduction
o 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
o A 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.
• Methods
o Summarize 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.
• Results/Outcome
o Provide here any results or data that were generated while doing the lab procedure.
• Discussion/Analysis
o In this section, state clearly whether you obtained the expected results, and if the outcome was as expected.
o Note: You can use the lab data to help you discuss the results and what you learned.
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.