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Carefully review the Grading Rubric before beginning the assignment. Before you begin this assignment, watch the video titled The Scientific Method Presentation. Then, read "Lab 2: Water Quality and Contamination." This lab will allow you to investigate the effects of common pollutants on groundwater as well as mimic the filtration process utilized by wastewater treatment facilities. Additionally, you will perform tests on your own tap water to compare differences in contaminants found in bottled versus tap water. Then, you will utilize this information and your eScience lab kit to complete Experiments 1 through 3 on the Week Two Lab Reporting Form. Make sure to complete all of the following items before submission: Read through the introductory material and watch The Scientific Method Presentation video. Perform Experiment 1: Effects of Groundwater Contamination using your eScience lab manual and kit. Complete Table 1 and answer Post Lab Questions 1 through 5 in complete sentences o

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Lab 2 Water Quality and ContaminationExperiment 1: Effects of Groundwater ContaminationTable 1: Water Observations (Smell, Color, Etc.)BeakerObservations1There is no contaminate in the water, thecolor of water is clear, and this watercontains no distinct aroma.2If oil is poured into water, the water iscongealed due to oil and different size ofcircular shapes of oil deposits formed. Onmixing the water and oil together, the oildeposits started to break into small depositsuntil it alienated from the water. When theoil and water become completely separated,due to the oils insolubility the layer of oilcomes on the top of water.3There is no clear change in the coloring ofwater when vinegar is mixed in it; however,the odor of the vinegar remains in the water.4The water changes its color into light greenWhen we mix two substances. Same is thecase with the solvent of liquid laundry. Oncombining two substances, there arise Smallsudsy particles on the top of the liquid;though, when we settle the water back to thelight green matter as it is mentioned before.It has a light odor.5The water in the baker transformed its colorfrom clear to light dirty brown. This water eScience Labs, 2013has small particles of sediment. When putinto potting soil, They lay at the bottom ofthe beaker. Almost half of the water isabsorbed by the soil and due to the pottingsoil; the remaining liquid have unclear odor.6In the beaker, when we put some p

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