BSC1005C Saint Petersburg Primates Science Experiment Observation and Analysis



Question Description

  • My Science Experiment Observations Dropbox
  • Instructions:

    View General Grading RubricIn this activity, you will be doing an observation project. You will set up an experiment in which you will objectively observe a species in a natural habitat for 2 hours.1. Conduct your observations over one species in a natural habitat for two hours. Note: this does not include a nature video, your home, people at the beach, classmates or relatives, or domesticated animals.Your observation is only over 1 species and not multiple species and it should be on wild species found in a natural habitat. For example, if you are observing egrets, that’s all you’re observing. You don’t also observe alligators, herons, ibises, etc.The following are approved locations for observation:
    • Beach
    • Nature park: state or county
    • Pond, lake or river
    • Local zoo
    • Local aquarium
    While observing, record your observations using the following guidelines:
    • Record your observations in a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx), or transfer your written notes to a Microsoft Word document following your observations.
    • All observations will be checked for originality / duplication among the group.
    • Start each observation with a time, date and weather conditions.
    • Record the time at 10 minute intervals throughout the observation for a total of 2 hours.
    • Record simply what is going on in the area during your time there. Was there one individual or many of the same species? Was the species you are observing interacting with other organisms? If so, was it another organism of the same or different species? Was the species you are observing sleeping, eating, etc. Do not make any judgments in the observation.
    • Include at least 5 pictures taken on site of the observation and the species you are observing.
    2. Plan your observation schedule. Your schedule may consist of two single-hour observations, or one 2 hour observation. Make sure to note time, date and weather conditions regardless of schedule.3. Read the following resources to learn about systematic observations:Upload your .doc or .docx file to this dropbox.
  • My Science Experiment Analysis Dropbox


    View General Grading RubricIn this activity, you will be reflecting upon your observation and analyzing it. You will be doing one of the steps in scientific experimentation-one in which you objectively analyze your data and attempt to find patterns in the observations.You will need to look at the observations you have made, and try and draw conclusions for what you have observed. Answer the following questions using a minimum word count of at least 500 words total. Email your Professor if you have any questions.
    1. Did the species stay or leave the area in your time frame?
    2. If the species left, did it return? Why do you think it did this?
    3. Was the species alone or in a group?
    4. Did you see any patterns in how they grouped together?
    5. Can you tell if they were a mixed group (males and females, adults and juveniles) or homogeneous?
    6. What was the behavior of the species: sleeping, eating, playing, etc.
    7. Where there any juveniles or babies around? If so, what was the behavior of the organism?
    8. Once you find a pattern, discuss what you believe is the explanation, and support it with at least two sources of support. Note: this is not your opinion on their behavior, but the scientifically supported research discussing the species' behavior as documented by others.
    Use APA style for your citations.Upload your .doc or .docx file to this dropbox.

Final Answer


Running head: EXPERIMENT

Science Experiment Observation & Analysis
Institutional Affiliation

Science Experiment Observation & Analysis
The organism observed is a monkey; this observation was made in a zoo. Even though
they were moving in groups, I concentrated on a single organism, which I isolated from the
group. In my observation, I was very keen not to record anything that this organism did. This
includes the sound made, the body movement, or any gesture. Even though it was hard to keep
track of a single monkey among the group, i tried to concentrate on a few members. This
organism showed less movement compared to the others. This allowed for sufficient observation.
The observation was made for two hours; this time was divided into several parts in order to
observe various traits within an interval of four 10 minutes.
My observation began at precisely 11 AM; it proceeded up to 1200 Noon. The weather
was partly cloudy and partly sunny. The events observed are recorded in the table below.
First Observation




Events or activities observed
During this time, the monkeys were playing amongst themselves.
Consequently, they were chattering and screeching. Their sound
intensified as I approached them.
During this time, I observed how and what they were eating. These
organisms fed on various things, some fed on seeds from the nearby
trees while others feasted on shrubs. For females ...


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