lab 1

Topics: Scientific method, Left-handedness, Handedness Pages: 4 (1137 words) Published: October 12, 2014
LAB 1 Background and Hypothesis:
I know I haven’t passed the lab 1 H and B but I really do not want to lose points again just for the fact I didn’t get it done in time. I already lost -5 pts and I really don’t want to lose -20 pts. So I am just gonna go on a whim here and just get it done through here so it doesn’t automatically fail me without me at least trying.

Background: Test to see if people who are Left Handed would be left thumb dominant and compare to see people who are Right Handed to be more inclined to be right thumb dominant or if there is any opposing examples that show a Right handed person to have a left thumb dominant when they clamp their hands together. Hypothesis: When someone is Right handed, they more likely to be Right Thumb Dominant or left hand dominant? Is there more right thumb dominant people than there are left thumb dominant people?

General Biology Independent Laboratory Experiences for the College Science Major First Semester
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Name:________________________Date:___10/12/2014_____________________

On which page of the complete LabPaq manual does The Cycle of Scientific Inquiry figure appear?_page 3__

LABORATORY 1 Work Area:
Research and The Scientific Method

Exercise 1-1: The Dominant Thumb Experiment:

Results:

1. During the background examination of the literature, what was discovered about what is already known concerning this problem?

Table 1.1: Data Results
Subject #
Left Thumb Dominant
Left-Handed
Right Thumb Dominant
Right-Handed
1

yes
yes
2
yes

yes
3
yes
yes

4

yes
yes
5

Yes
yes
6

yes
yes

Etc…..50
Yes

yes

Table 1.2: Summary of Data
Subjects
Number
% of Total Subjects*
Right-handed with right thumb dominant
18
36%
Right-handed subjects with left thumb dominant
10
20%
Left-handed subjects with right thumb dominant
8
16%...
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