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Finding the Toxic Dose: Presenting Results

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Introduction

Using the following guidelines, present your experiment in a scientific paper. Your paper will consist of four sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. Your paper also should have a descriptive title. Each section should be written in full sentences and paragraph form.


Introduction:

  • purpose of this type of experiment
  • choice of chemical and dose range
  • type of information hoped to gain


Materials and Methods:

  • source of chemical
  • treatments, dilutions
  • seeds, containers, wicks, etc.


Results

  • organized presentation of all observations
  • tables, graphs, drawings


Discussion

  • conclusions
  • significance of results (relate back to introduction)
  • proposal of further experiments

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