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The Scientific  Method
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Scientific Investigation Testable Question Writing A Hypothesis Gathering Materials Writing A Procedure Conducting The Investigation Observations and Recording Data Drawing Conclusions and Sharing Results Quiz
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The Testable Question (Problem) Before you start an experiment you must have a reason to do it. You need to have a question that can be answered through an investigation This is called a “Testable Question.”
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Examples of the Testable Question Does the amount of sunlight a plant gets affect how it grows? Does the size of the hole in the bottom of a sinking water clock affect how fast it sinks? Does caffeine affect reaction time in middle school students? Which disinfectant works the best on household germs?
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These Are Not Testable Questions Is Jerry Rice the best receiver of all time? Does water smell good? Is the cafeteria food good? Will the school be open tomorrow? You cannot answer these questions with an experiment. Opinion questions are not testable.
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Gathering Materials In order to do an experiment, you must make a list of the equipment you will use. This list is written above your procedure. It allows other people to do your experiment without having to ask you what they need.
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Writing a Hypothesis A hypothesis is an “educated guess” or prediction about the outcome of your experiment. In order to make this guess, you must rely on your background knowledge and the research which you conducted before you began planning the experiment.
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It is VERY important that you conduct research before you make your hypothesis. This research will
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2010 for the course BUS 210 taught by Professor Scottrought during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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