At a presentation to our faculty over the summer, we had the opportunity to share some of the awesome ways our makerspace and its tools and equipment can be integrated into a wide range of academic disciplines.
Some of what we talked about is on our assignments by subject page.
increased numbers of dead fish (VAR.) washed up on Madison beaches and 2.
increased numbers of reported hospital/clinical visits (VAR.) following full-body exposure to lake water.
We were a little worried that all of the new project ideas could be overwhelming, however, especially when many faculty are interested in working with existing courses.
In an effort to make things a little easier to digest, we came up with the following: How to Integrate the Makerspace into your Courses: It’s even available as an image, if you’d prefer!It often includes a summary of findings from previous, relevant studies.Remember to cite references, be concise, and only include relevant information given your audience and your experimental design.For manipulative experiments, the hypothesis should include the independent variable (what you manipulate), the dependent variable(s) (what you measure), the organism or system, the direction of your results, and comparison to be made.reared in warm water will have a greater sexual mating response.(The dependent variable “sexual response” has not been defined enough to be able to make this hypothesis testable or falsifiable.In addition, no comparison has been specified— greater sexual mating response as compared to what?are small zooplankton that live in freshwater inland lakes.They are filter-feeding crustaceans with a transparent exoskeleton that allows easy observation of heart rate and digestive function.gives the reader a general sense of the experiment, the type of data it will yield, and the kind of conclusions you expect to obtain from the data.Do not confuse the experimental approach with the experimental protocol.This section provides guidelines on how to construct a solid introduction to a scientific paper including background information, study question, biological rationale, hypothesis, and general approach. This observation of the natural world may inspire you to investigate background literature or your observation could be based on previous research by others or your own pilot study.If the Introduction is done well, there should be no question in the reader’s mind why and on what basis you have posed a specific hypothesis.: based on an initial observation (e.g., “I see a lot of guppies close to the shore. Broad questions are not always included in your written text, but are essential for establishing the direction of your research.: key issues, concepts, terminology, and definitions needed to understand the biological rationale for the experiment.