AP biology lab presentations

Journal article (carefully written lab report) 

Title page title of lab, your names, date work was done                   
Abstract
brief summary of what was done and results               
Introduction background of basic ideas a reader should understand
          Objectives or purpose
          Variables: identify IVs, DVs, controls if any
          Hypothesis (if required) attach a signed copy
          Materials and equipment list
          Procedures in detail (number the steps and include amounts used)
Observations
what you saw or measured
          Data tables, graphs etc.
          Calculations (show your work)                                                 
Conclusions

          Summarize results in words (be clear about what you have concluded)
          Evaluate your hypothesis
          Discuss possible sources of error
          Discuss anything about this lab that didn't go well
          Answer questions (if required) use complete sentences
          Your comments and reflections (optional)
          A question about this lab or topic that still needs answering

Hints: be thorough, include all items shown above, while avoiding needless repetition.  Must be neatly typed.  Pertinent illustrations may help your score.  Spelling, grammar, and neatness count.

Note: you may want to print a copy for each team member to include in their portfolios.


Poster presentation requirements

Title of lab, your names, date work was done

Question you were trying to answer

Variables IV and DV, controls if any

Methods very brief description (include photo or diagram)

Results (some easily understood version such as graph or data table)
Claim 
you are making after studying results 
Evidence supporting your claim (conclusion about data in words). 
Scientific idea
 this relates to

Explanation, discussion or further research needed (brief)

Present the highlights of your poster with brief oral talk (2 min or less)

Hints: appearance matters!  Neatness and logical visual arrangement are part of your grade.  Include visuals, but avoid meaningless decorations.

Note: you may want to take a photo of your finished product, and print a copy for each team member to include in their portfolios. 


 

Illustrated lecture (powerpoint, Prezi or similar)

Opening picture to summarize or arouse interest                                     
Title of lab, team names, date work was done                                         
Brief summary
of what was attempted                                        
Introduction   background of basic ideas                                                                             
           Objectives or purpose 
          Variables: identify IVs, DVs, controls if any
          Hypothesis if any
          Materials and equipment photo and/or list
          Procedures in brief, illustrated if possible                                       
Results   avoid complex data tables!                                                              
          Simple graph OK if easily viewed                                                                                             
Conclusions

          Summarize results and the implications                                          
         
Evaluate your hypothesis
          Your comments and reflections
          A question about this lab or topic that still needs answering

Hints: each slide must be easily understable, while you explain your research.  Text must be clearly seen over any background you use.  Oral presentation and slides should work together, not simply repeat each other.  Provide Mr H with a printed or digital copy of your presentation.

Note: you may want to print a copy of your slides for each team member to include in their portfolios.


 
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