Water Quality and Contamination. Read Lab 2: Water Quality and Contamination. This lab will allow you to investigate the effects of common pollutants on groundwater as well as mimic the filtration process utilized by wastewater treatment facilities. Additionally, you will perform tests on your own tap water to compare differences in contaminants found in bottled versus tap water. Then, utilize this information and your eSciencelab kit to complete Experiments 1 through 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form. Make sure that all of the following items are completed before submission:
a. Read through intro material and record your hypothesis for Experiment 1 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
b. Perform “Experiment 1: Effects of Groundwater Contamination” using your eScience lab manual and kit.
c. Answer post lab questions 1 through 5 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
d. Record your hypothesis for Experiment 2 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
e. Complete “Experiment 2: Water Treatment” using your eScience lab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
f. Record your hypothesis for Experiment 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
g. Complete “Experiment 3: Drinking Water Quality” using your eScience lab manual and kit. Answer post lab questions 1 through 3 on the Lab 2 Reporting Form.
h. Go to Lab 3: Biodiversity and complete “Experiment 2: Diversity of Plants” steps 1 through 5. Steps 1through 5 need to be completed in order to be prepared for Week Three, however, results for this experiment will not be calculated until next week. Thus, nothing is to be handed in for this experiment until the end of Week Three.
Only the post lab questions for “Lab 2: Water Quality and Contamination” should be completed on the Lab 2 Reporting Form. Save your completed Lab 2 Reporting Form as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style, including a title page and references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (available for download in your online course) before beginning the lab and note the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.