Final lab report
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the Week 1 Labster Virtual Laboratory:
Marine Biology and Week 2 Labster Virtual Laboratory: Eutrophication learning activities, the
Week 1 Lab Questions and Week 2 Lab Questions assignments, the Final Laboratory Report
Template Download Final Laboratory Report Template, and the detailed feedback on
your Week 3 Final Laboratory Report Rough Draft assignment. Additionally, review the
resources that were provided prior to taking the core concept quiz this week and read/watch
the resources listed below.
• Environmental Justice: The Economics of Race, Place, and Pollution (Links to an external
• A New Take on the Sustainable Development Goals – Johan Rockström (Links to an
• Rehabilitating the Loess Plateau (Links to an external site.)
• A Brief History of Environmental Justice (Links to an external site.)
• Nature’s Economic Invisibility (Links to an external site.)
• The New Sustainability Champions (Links to an external site.)
• Education as a Solution (Links to an external site.)
You are required to write a complete laboratory report that covers the Labster Labs that you
completed in Weeks 1 and 2 using knowledge gained throughout the course and additional
research. Be sure to download the Final Laboratory Report Template Download Final
Laboratory Report Template, and utilize this document to ensure proper formatting and
inclusion of all required material. Additionally, view the Sample Final Laboratory Report
Download Sample Final Laboratory Reportbefore beginning this assignment which will illustrate
what a Final Laboratory Report should look like.
You must use at least two governmental sources, two other highly credible sources, one
scholarly source, and the Labster Lab information to support your key points. The report must
be six to eight pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted
according to APA style. For an Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.), visit the UAGC
Writing Center and Library tab, located on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
In your paper include the following:
Abstract: Summarize the methods, results, and key conclusions of each lab.
• Describe what was done in each lab, procedures that were followed, and the important
o Include 150-200 words. This should be the last section written (although it
should still appear right after the title page).
Introduction: This section should be about one to one-and-a-half pages in length.
• Describe background information on the environmental and sustainability topics
presented in the labs and an overview of why the labs were conducted.
• Identify information from other experiments previously conducted that looks at
resource challenges, similar to the lab you selected.
o Support your writing with cited literature from governmental and credible non-
governmental sources that conduct scientific studies and experiments.
• Identify the hypotheses from the lab simulations and the reasoning for those
o The hypothesis should not be adjusted to reflect the “right” answer. You do not
lose points for an inaccurate hypothesis. Scientists often revise their hypotheses
based on scientific evidence following the experiments.
Materials and Methods: Summary of all of the materials including scientific equipment used in
the two lab activities and the methods used to conduct the experiments.
• Describe the experiment with enough detail so that another scientist reading the report
could replicate the experiment.
o You can assume that a scientist would know how to use the lab equipment from
the experiments and conduct basic lab procedures.
• Summarize the methods in your own words.
o Be sure not to simply copy and paste from the lab instructions.
Results: This section should include any data and observations from the experiment. This
section should not include personal opinions or discussion—just a description of the results.
• Include all data for the experiments in the lab.
• Describe all data, and figures in a written paragraph.
o Include any data that reveals a pattern that relates to the hypothesis.
Discussion: This section should interpret your data and arrive at the key findings or conclusions.
It should be one to two pages in length.
• Explain your initial hypothesis (for each lab) and whether it is accepted or rejected
based on specific results from the experiments conducted in the lab.
• Discuss the real-world implications and applications of the results from multiple
perspectives including: environmental, business/economic, political, and social.
o Support this discussion with information from cited sources.
• Analyze how the results of the experiments and topics of each lab relate to the
environmental challenges of resource sustainability.
• Evaluate at least two examples of businesses, organizations, cities, states, or countries
implementing innovative technology solutions or policies to promote sustainability
related to the lab topics.
• Develop at least one policy or technology solution for the specific situation presented in
each lab, taking into account the environmental, business/economic, political, and social
• Summarize the purpose, methods, results, and key findings of the Final Laboratory
The Final Laboratory Report
• Must be seven to nine double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references
pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center’s
APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource.
• Must include a separate title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word
2013 (Links to an external site.).
• Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource
for additional guidance.
• Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph
needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
o For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)
as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the
UAGC Writing Center resources.
• Must use at least two governmental sources, two highly credible sources, and one
scholarly source in addition to the course text. Use the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and
Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) tip sheet to guide you in identifying
o The Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.) tutorial from the UAGC Library
offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions
about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please
contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the
appropriateness of a specific source for an assignment.
o To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this
Quick and Easy Library Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which
introduces the UAGC Library and the research process, and provides some library
• Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the
Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
• Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as
outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an
external site.) resource in the Writing Center for specifications.