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 sciencePopulation evolution and microbial lifeBiological diversity evolutionPlant and animal evolutionPopulation growthBiomes and ecosystems Grading Rubric Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.
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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.
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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