Talk:Can your seeds grow here?

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Lack of citations019:55, 1 April 2009
Improvements003:44, 1 April 2009
Final edits004:01, 9 February 2009
Looking good!000:17, 25 January 2009

Lack of citations

Hi folks,

you need some solid resources on seeds and germination. Some links to useful web sites would also be valuable. dmccabe 19:55, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)19:55, 1 April 2009

Improvements

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Formatting figures[edit | edit source]

Any photograph, map, diagram, or handout that is embedded in your wiki counts as a figure. Tables should be handled differently.

Adding numbered captions to your figures can simplify your writing. You can refer a reader to a picture as simply as this: (Fig 1). No need to say see below or to the right of this text, particularly when the figure may move depending on the window size in which the page is viewed. So, I suggest captions like this: Figure 1. Enough detail following the figure number to orient the reader to the image. Figure captions do not work well in the Rich Text editor, so it may be worth turning that off to edit captions. The following image and caption was added to this page using this syntax:[[Image:RainbowHypothesis.jpg|Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses|thumb]]

Figure 1: Students generating hypotheses

Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Figures}}''from your page.

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Using Galleries[edit | edit source]

I notice that you have several images on your page. It may be useful to organize them in a gallery. The format is quite simple:

The following captioned gallery was added to this page using this syntax:

<gallery caption="Data set 1;Valentine's Day snow storm 2007, South Burlington Vermont">
Image:315Small Snow.jpg|Figure 1. Snow accumulation at 3:15 during a snowstorm on Feb 14 2007 in South Burlington Vermont USA; click to view closer
Image:345 smallSnow.jpg|Figure 2. Snow accumulation at 3:45; click to view closer.
Image:415 smallSnow.jpg|Figure 3. Snow accumulation at 4:15; click to view closer.
</gallery>

Once changes have been made, you should delete the text ''{{Gallery}}''from your page.

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Formatting citations[edit | edit source]

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To insure that a reader can reliably track down the specific book or article you intended, it is useful to provide the following information:

  • Author(s) (last name followed by first initials; secondary authors: initials followed by last name); year; Book title or article title; publisher (for books) or Periodical title (for articles); volume and page numbers (both for articles)

Formatted examples:

  • Brown, M.W. and C. Hurd. 1947. Goodnight Moon. Harper.
  • Bentley, W.A. 1905. Studies of raindrops and raindrop phenomena. Monthly weather review. 32. 450

Once changes have been made, delete the following text: {{citations}}

Dmccabe (talk)03:44, 1 April 2009

Final edits

This looks great!

You need a safety note up front. These dishes will mold and should not be opened (allergies).

Pictures: Give each figure a caption (Figure 1. Brief description of what we should learn from this photo). You can then refer to the photos by number in text (Fig 1)

Content covered: Scientific method; experimental design can both be added

Materials: You need cheap alternatives. Make the seed list less specific and then list what you used

Labeling: Change the dish 1, dish2, dish 3, to the names of the treatments: Water, no water.... or whatever you had

...if their hypothesis was correct or incorrect; rephrase to supported or rejected.

Pitfalls: AmountStrike-through text replace with volume

Literature citations: Please give a complete citation for each

This is looking very good. Dmccabe 04:01, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)04:01, 9 February 2009

Looking good!

This is a great start; congrats on the hard work. Let's photograph the setup in lab and upload the photos to the site. You will be well ready for the kids when we meet them. Keep up the good work 00:17, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Dmccabe (talk)00:17, 25 January 2009