Unit 9: Final Project: Acid Rain, Part III: During this week, you will collect all of your observations into a Microsoft Word table that is located in DocSharing. Review your original hypotheses from Week 3 and assess whether or not what you thought was going to take place actually happened, keeping in mind that your grade on this Assignment will not be based on whether or not you were correct. The following questions should also be addressed in the discussion of your findings:
- What effect did the different water sources have on the plants?
- What do these results suggest about the different water sources, especially your tap water and the acid rain water?
- If you were able to obtain rain water, were the results similar to tap water or to the acid rain water?
- What do you think these results suggest about your local rain water?
- Do your results support your original hypotheses? If so, how? If not, create a newly revised hypothesis based on the final results of your experiment.
- Finally, provide an overall conclusion for this experiment.
Remember that your Assignment must be written as an essay and must be formatted as per APA-formatting guidelines.
Alternative Assignment: Acid Rain: As an alternative to the acid rain experiment described above, you may submit the following Assignment
During units 6-8, you should have continued your research on acid rain in your area. Conduct additional research to determine if acid rain has been documented in your area. You must utilize and cite at least three separate resources in your research. Contact local government officials and your local health department to determine if they are aware of acid rain in your region. Investigate whether there are there are any manufacturing plants in the area, or upwind of your region that could potentially contribute to acid rain. At the end of Unit 9, submit a final report of your findings. You should describe in this report the effects of acid rain on the environment and summarize what you have found in your research. Examine your original hypothesis from Unit 3. Do the results of your investigation support this hypothesis? If so, how? If not, create a redesigned hypothesis to better match the final results of your investigation. Your essay should end with a concluding paragraph.
Your essay should be a minimum of 1,000 words not including a cover page and reference list.
A special feature is available to help you with reviewing your Unit 9 Final Project for plagiarism. When you submit your Assignment to the Unit 9 Dropbox, your Assignment will automatically be analyzed by the plagiarism detection tool, Turnitin. Soon after you submit your Assignment, you will be able to view the Turnitin Originality Report. Originality Reports provide a summary of matching or highly similar text found in a submitted paper. When an Originality Report is available for viewing, an icon will appear in the report column of the Assignment Inbox. Originality Reports are only available in the InBox. For this reason, you will need to download the report prior to the grading of the Unit 9 Final Project. To do this, click on the print icon at the bottom of the Originality Report. This will prepare a readable, PDF version of the Originality Report that you can save to your computer.
Submitting Your Assignment
Save your copy of the APA-formatted Assignment in a location and with a name that you will remember. Be sure to use the “Save As” option to include your first and last name in the title of the document. For example, your Assignment might be calledShawn_Edwards_Lab1.doc
When you are ready to submit it, click on the Dropbox and complete the steps below:
Click the link that says Submit an Assignment.
In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 9: Final Project
In the “Comments” field, include at least the title of your paper.
Click the Add Attachments button.
Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.
To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Click the Dropbox to access it.
Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted assignment.