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Assignment: SCIE211 Phase 1 Lab Report

Title: Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater

Instructions: You will need to write a 1-page lab report using the scientific method to answer the following question: • If current human development does not change, will groundwater sustainability be affected?
When your lab report is complete, post it in Submitted Assignment files.
Part I: Using the time progression of industrialization and human development, fill in the data table below to help you write up your lab report.

Time Period |Impact to Forest |Groundwater Levels |Saltwater Intrusion |Farming |Industrial development |Population | |1800s | | | | | | | |1900s | | | | | | | |2000s | | | | | | | |

Part II: Write a 1-page lab report using the following scientific method sections: • Purpose o State the purpose of the lab. • Introduction o This is an investigation of what is currently known about the question being asked. Use background information from credible references to write a short summary about concepts in the lab. List and cite references in APA style. • Hypothesis/Predicted Outcome o A hypothesis is an educated guess. Based on what you have learned and written about in the Introduction, state what you expect to be the results of the lab procedures. • Methods o Summarize the procedures that you used in the lab. The Methods section should also state clearly how data (numbers) were collected during the lab; this will be reported in the Results/Outcome section. • Results/Outcome o Provide here any results or data that were generated while doing the lab procedure. • Discussion/Analysis o In this section, state clearly whether you obtained the expected results, and if the outcome was as expected.…...

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