Saddleback BIO 3A - Writing Scientific Papers (2 pages)

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Saddleback College
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Bio 3a - General Biology I

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BIO 3A Laboratory MMRII Writing Scientific Papers The Materials and Methods and Results Sections Objectives To become familiar with the structure of the Materials and Methods and Results of a scientific paper To learn the proper method for citation of Tables and Figures in a scientific paper To learn about the content included in a figure or table caption To investigate and understand how scientists convey the procedure used in experimentation A scientific paper is composed of several parts These include the title abstract materials and methods results conclusion or discussion and literature cited or references In this class we will write two scientific papers however we will start by working on the separate parts We will begin with the Materials and Methods and Results For this assignment you will first need to download the following paper from the Reading Room on my website Huntley A C Costa D P and Rubin R D 1984 The contribution of nasal countercurrent heat exchange to water balance in the Northern Elephant Seal Mirounga angustirostris Journal of Experimental Biology 113 447 454 After you have a copy of the paper please answer each of the following questions 1 Let s start with some terms Define each of these terms in the context of the paper a nasal turbinate b serial cross section c sling psychrometer d hygrometer e thermocouple f respiratory water loss g relative humidity h absolute humidity i distal j proximal k nasal mucosa 2 In this paper the Materials and Methods section is broken up into five sections What is the title and what work was described in each of these sections 3 What species was examined How many subjects were used in this study Where were the study subjects used in laboratory collected Where was the laboratory work done 4 Carefully read the Materials and Methods and list all of the equipment used to carry out this study 5 How was the percentage water recovered calculated Explain the equation Which variables were measured Which variables were



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