Basic Biology

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ASSIGNMENT 08

SC160 Basic Biology

Directions:Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the "Assignment Format" page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

Discuss the applications of each of following in biology today and include three examples of each with a brief description.

  • DNA in forensic science
  • Population evolution and microbial life
  • Biological diversity evolution
  • Plant and animal evolution
  • Population growth
  • Biomes and ecosystems

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.

ASSIGNMENT 08 SC160 Basic Biology Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the "Assignment Format" page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements. Discuss the applications of each of following in biology today and include three examples of each with a brief description. a. b. c. d. e. f. DNA in forensic science Population evolution and microbial life Biological diversity evolution Plant and animal evolution Population growth Biomes and ecosystems Grading Rubric Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment. CATEGORY DNA in forensic science (10 points) Exemplary 10 points Student provides a clear, logical description of the application of DNA in forensic science, along with at least 3 clear, logical examples. Satisfactory 8 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of the application of DNA in forensic science, along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical examples. Unsatisfactory 5 points Student provides a partially clear, logical description of the application of DNA in forensic science, along with at least 2 partially clear, logical examples. Unacceptable 2 points Student provides a weak or unclear description of the application of DNA in forensic science, along with at least 1 weak or unclear example. Population evolution and microbial life (15 points) 15 points Student provides a clear, logical description of the application of population evolution and microbial life, along with at least 3 clear, logical examples. 12 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of the application of population evolution and microbial life, along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical examples. 8 points Student provides a partially clear, logical description of the application of population evolution and microbial life, along with at least 2 partially clear, logical examples. 5 points Student provides a weak or unclear description of the application of population evolution and microbial life, along with at least 1 weak or unclear example. Biological diversity 10 points evolution (10 points) Student provides a clear, logical description of the application of biological diversity evolution, along with at least 3 clear, logical examples. 8 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of the application of biological diversity evolution, along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical examples. 5 points Student provides a partially clear, logical description of the application of biological diversity evolution, along with at least 2 partially clear, logical examples. 2 points Student provides a weak or unclear description of the application of biological diversity evolution, along with at least 1 weak or unclear example. Plant and animal 15 points evolution (15 points) Student provides a clear, logical description of the application of plant and animal evolution, along with at least 3 clear, logical examples. 12 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of the application of plant and animal evolution, along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical examples. 8 points Student provides a partially clear, logical description of the application of plant and animal evolution, along with at least 2 partially clear, logical examples. 5 points Student provides a weak or unclear description of the application of plant and animal evolution, along with at least 1 weak or unclear example. Population growth (10 points) 10 points Student provides a clear, logical description of the application of population growth, along with at least 3 clear, logical examples. 8 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of the application of population growth, along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical examples. 5 points Student provides a partially clear, logical description of the application of population growth, along with at least 2 partially clear, logical examples. 2 points Student provides a weak or unclear description of the application of population growth, along with at least 1 weak or unclear example. Biomes and ecosystems (15 points) 15 points Student provides a clear, logical description of the application of biomes and ecosystems, along with at least 3 clear, logical examples. 12 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of the application of biomes and ecosystems, along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical examples. 8 points Student provides a partially clear, logical description of the application of biomes and ecosystems, along with at least 2 partially clear, logical examples. 5 points Student provides a weak or unclear description of the application of biomes and ecosystems, along with at least 1 weak or unclear example. Mechanics Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling (10 Points) 10 points Student makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 8 points Student makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 5 points Student makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 2 points Student makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. Format - APA Format, Citations, Organization, Transitions (15 Points) 15 points The paper is written in proper format. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly. Excellent organization, including a variety of thoughtful transitions. 12 points The paper is written in proper format with only 1-2 errors. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and most are cited correctly. Adequate organization includes a variety of appropriate transitions. 8 points The paper is written in proper format with only 3-5 errors. Most sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly. Essay is poorly organized, but may include a few effective transitions. 5 points The paper is not written in proper format. Many sources used for quotes and facts are less than credible (suspect) and/or are not cited correctly. Essay is disorganized and does not include effective transitions.

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