Experimental Design – Synthesis

OVERVIEW______________________________________________________________
This document contains the synthesis questions for the LAB SimUText Experimental Design assignment. You will submit this document to the LAB SimUText Experimental Design Synthesis Canvas assignment page. Before completing this submission please:
• review the LAB SimUText Experimental Design Instructions and Background document
• complete LAB SimUText Experimental Design Part 1, Sections 1, 2, and 3 in SimUText
• and have your screenshots from LAB SimUText Experimental Design Part 1 Section 2 ready to paste
Part 2. LAB SimUText Experimental Design – Synthesis____________________________

Section 1 – Data tables
S1.1. Paste a screenshot of your data screen for your first experiment in Part 1 Section 2 here and write a descriptive caption. Make sure it is big enough we can read it. (4 pts)
Table S1.1 Type caption here

S1.2. Paste a screenshot of your data screen for your second experiment in Part 1 Section 2 here and write a descriptive caption. Make sure it is big enough we can read it. (4 pts)
Table S1.2 Type caption here
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Section 2 – Report to the Town of Idyllic
S2.1.There is a form letter for your report below. If you did more than two experiments, add another paragraph to the methods for each additional experiment. (12 pts, 0.5 pts per bracket)
 Wherever you see [red brackets], you need to type an answer. Please keep your answers in RED text, or at least a different color; it makes it easier for your grader to read.
Dear Town of Idyllic,
My research into the effects of herbicides and parasites on the health of Simploids indicates [type conclusion here]. Based on these results, I recommend you take the following actions to improve and protect the health of Simploids in your community:
[type recommendations here].
I came to this conclusion by conducting the following experiments.
My first experiment tested […] by experimentally changing […] and observing the effects on […]. To control for confounding factors, the experiment included […] simploids and […] plants in each plot. This experiment demonstrated that […]. This conclusion is supported by the data shown in Table S2.1. As you can see, study plot numbers […] contained no […] and were controls. Study plots numbers […] contained […] and were the experimental treatments to test the effect of […] on […]. After […] weeks you can see between (enter the minimum number and maximum number from your plots) […] and […] simploids died and between […] and […] simploids were ill. Simploid blood toxicity was between […] and […], and mean parasite load was between […] and […] indicating that the presence of […] was affecting the simploids even if they did not sicken or die. A longer experiment may be needed to make further conclusions.
My second experiment tested […] by experimentally changing […] and observing the effects on […]. To control for confounding factors, the experiment included […] simploids and […] plants in each plot. This experiment demonstrated that […]. This conclusion is supported by the data shown in Table S2.2. As you can see, study plot numbers […] contained no […] and were controls. Study plots numbers […] contained […] and were the experimental treatments to test the effect of […] on […]. After […] weeks you can see between […] and […] simploids died and between […] and […] simploids were ill. Simploid blood toxicity was between […] and […], and mean parasite load was between […] and […] indicating that the presence of […] was affecting the simploids even if they did not sicken or die. A longer experiment may be needed to make further conclusions.
Taken together, the results of these experiments indicate that [restate conclusion here] is the cause of Simploid sickness in the town of Idyllic.


 End of Part 2 of the LAB – proceed to Part 3 Extra Credit

Part 3. Extra Credit (10 pts)
EC.1 (2 pts)
Table EC.1 Type caption here

EC.2 How do the results differ from your previous experiments? Be specific and use examples for credit. (4 pts)
Type answer here

EC.3 Now revise your letter to the town of Idyllic below to reflect this new information. (4 pts)
Dear Town of Idyllic,
My research into the effects of herbicides and parasites on the health of Simploids indicates [type conclusion here]. Based on these results, I recommend you take the following actions to improve and protect the health of Simploids in your community:
[type recommendations here].
I came to this conclusion by conducting the following experiments.
My 2-factor experiment tested […] by experimentally changing […]and observing the effects on […]. To control for confounding factors, the experiment included […] simploids and […] plants in each plot. This experiment demonstrated that […]. This conclusion is supported by the data shown in Table EC.1. As you can see, study plot numbers […] contained no […] and were controls. Study plots numbers […] contained […] and were the experimental treatments to test the effect of […] on […]. After […] weeks you can see […] simploids died and […] simploids were ill. Simploid blood toxicity was […], and mean parasite load was […] indicating that the presence of […] was affecting the simploids even if they did not sicken or die. A longer experiment may be needed to make further conclusions.
Taken together, the results of these experiments indicate that [restate conclusion here] is the cause of Simploid sickness in the town of Idyllic.

Sample Solution

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