PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TRY TO LOCATE THE LINK REQUIRED TO MAKE SURE IT WORKS ON UR COMPUTER)
Go to the PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/sex/mating/ (Links to an external site.) to play the mating game. For each of the five species listed (Great crested grebe, burying beetle, sage grouse, eastern gray tree frog, and satin bowerbird) summarize the desirable qualities they are searching for in a mate. Also, make sure to identify each of the three prospective dates for each of the five species and describe the reasons why the two species that are not a good match are not good matches for the species you are “setting up”.
While in the software, you may need to scroll through the dialog box to see all of the dialog, this is done by manually clicking and holding down on the side bar (to the immediate right of the dialog box within the simulator) and dragging the side bar up/down.
Also, remember there are five species that you need to go through the dating game with. To get to all five species, you will need to manually click on the picture of the next species after completing the species before (after completing species, it will take you back to the home page and you will click on the picture of the next species).
Rubric for Lab 4 Report (5 pts)
You should write a full lab report that includes: an “Introduction”, a “Materials and Methods”, “Results”, “Discussion” sections. This lab report should be a minimum of 300 words. Only the submission of a single Word document is required for this lab report. Please ensure that your document is either a .doc OR .docx file to ensure that we can easily access your file from both a PC and Mac computer.
Introduction (1 pt)
Materials and Methods (1 pt)
Results (2 pts)
Discussion (1 pt)
1 pt will be deducted if lab report does not meet word count requirements and up 1 pt may be deducted based on clarity of writing and grammar mistakes.
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