SCI 207 Week 5 Lab

Ashford 7: – Week 5 – Laboratory

Weather and Climate Change
Carefully review the Grading Rubric before beginning the assignment.
Read “Lab 5: Weather and Climate Change.” This lab will allow you to explore the water cycle through the creation of an ecosystem model. Additionally, you will observe how water moves throughout the environment and is affected by weather patterns. Then, you will utilize this information and your eScience lab kit to complete Demonstration 1and Experiment 1 on the Week Five Lab Reporting Form. Make sure to complete all of the following items before submission:

  1. Read through the introductory material.
  2. Perform Demonstration 1: Modeling the Water Cycle      using your eScience lab manual and kit.
  3. Answer Post Lab Questions 1 through 3 in complete      sentences on the Week Five Lab Reporting Form.
  4. Complete Experiment 1: Water Movement using your eScience lab manual and kit.
  5. Answer Post Lab Questions 1 through 5 in complete      sentences on the Week Five Lab Reporting Form.

Submit the Week Five Lab Reporting Form via Waypoint. The document does not need to include a title page or other APA formatting; however, if you utilize any outside sources in your answers you must reference these sources in proper APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

SCI207.W5L1.08.2013

Description:

Total Possible Score: 7.00

Demonstration 1, Question 1: Describes Which Water Cycle Processes Are Represented in This Model

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Accurately and thoroughly describes which water cycle processes are represented in the model and by what components.

Proficient – Describes which water cycle processes are represented in the model and by what components. Although the response is thorough, minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Describes which water cycle processes are represented in the model and by what components. Intermediate details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Describes which water cycle processes are represented in the model and by what components. Major details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – Fails to describe which water cycle processes are represented in the model and by what components.

Demonstration 1, Question 2: Describes Which Water Cycle Processes Are not Represented in This Model

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Accurately and thoroughly describes which processes are not represented in the model and details how to alter the model to include these processes.

Proficient – Describes which processes are not represented in the model and details how to alter the model to include these processes. Although the response is thorough, minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Describes which processes are not represented in the model and details how to alter the model to include these processes. Intermediate details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Describes which processes are not represented in the model and details how to alter the model to include these processes. Major details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – Fails to describe which processes are not represented in the model and detail how to alter the model to include these processes.

Demonstration 1, Question 3: Describes How Weather Would Be Affected if the Water Temperature Increased and Decreased

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Accurately and thoroughly describes how the weather would be affected if the water temperature in the bag was increased and if it was decreased.

Proficient – Describes how the weather would be affected if the water temperature in the bag was increased and if it was decreased. Although the response is thorough, minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Describes how the weather would be affected if the water temperature in the bag was increased and if it was decreased. Intermediate details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Describes how the weather would be affected if the water temperature in the bag was increased and if it was decreased. Major details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – Fails to describe how the weather would be affected if the water temperature in the bag was increased and if it was decreased.

Experiment 1, Question 1: Develops a Hypothesis on the Effect of Sunlight on Evaporation

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Develops a logical hypothesis related to the effect of sunlight on evaporation.

Proficient – Develops a mostly logical hypothesis related to the effect of sunlight on evaporation. Minor errors in hypothesis format are present.

Basic – Develops a hypothesis related to the effect of sunlight on evaporation. Major errors in hypothesis format are present.

Below Expectations – Develops a hypothesis related to the effect of sunlight on evaporation. Hypothesis fails to properly address the experimental question.

Non-Performance – Fails to develop a hypothesis related to the effect of sunlight on evaporation.

Experiment 1, Question 2: Accepts or Rejects Hypothesis and Explains How This Was Determined

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Accurately accepts or rejects the hypothesis proposed in Question 1 and thoroughly explains how this was determined.

Proficient – Accurately accepts or rejects the hypotheses proposed in Question 1 and explains how this was determined. Minor details of the explanation are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Accurately accepts or rejects the hypotheses proposed in Question 1 and explains how this was determined. Intermediate details of the explanation are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Accepts or rejects the hypotheses proposed in Question 1 and explains how this was determined. Explanation contradicts the acceptance or rejection of the hypothesis or major inaccuracies are present in the explanation.

Non-Performance – Fails to accept or reject the hypothesis proposed in Question 1.

Experiment 1, Question 3: Describes What Parts of the Water Cycle Are Represented

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Accurately and thoroughly describes what parts of the water cycle are represented in this experiment.

Proficient – Describes what parts of the water cycle are represented in this experiment. Although the response is thorough, minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Describes what parts of the water cycle are represented in this experiment. Intermediate details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Describes what parts of the water cycle are represented in this experiment. Major details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – Fails to describe what parts of the water cycle are represented in this experiment.

Experiment 1, Question 4: Describes How Increasing the Amount of Land Would Affect the Amount of Water Vapor Released

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Accurately and thoroughly describes how increasing the proportion of land to water affects the amount of water vapor released.

Proficient – Describes how increasing the proportion of land to water affects the amount of water vapor released. Although the response is thorough, minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Describes how increasing the proportion of land to water affects the amount of water vapor released. Intermediate details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Describes how increasing the proportion of land to water affects the amount of water vapor released. Major details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – Fails to describe how increasing the proportion of land to water affects the amount of water vapor released.

Experiment 1, Question 5: Describes How Drought Conditions Would Impact Infiltration and Evaporation

Total: 0.85

Distinguished – Accurately and thoroughly describes how drought conditions would impact infiltration and evaporation from the soil.

Proficient – Describes how drought conditions would impact infiltration and evaporation from the soil. Although the response is thorough, minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – Describes how drought conditions would impact infiltration and evaporation from the soil. Intermediate details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – Describes how drought conditions would impact infiltration and evaporation from the soil. Major details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – Fails to describe how drought conditions would impact infiltration and evaporation from the soil.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.20

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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