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BI 121 - BI 121 Practical Review Scientific Method: Parts...

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BI 121 Practical Review Scientific Method: Parts of the Scientific Method Observation Hypothesis Prediction Experiment Results Conclusions (supports or refutes hypothesis) A good hypothesis is… One that can’t be proved; they can only be discredited or supported Testable Able to be falsified Predictions If…then… Logic flows from general to specific Experiments Dependent variable-what is measured, what will be affected by experiment-y axis Independent variable-what is varied, what will affect the dependent variable-x axis Control variable-what is held constant throughout the experiment Control experiment Library Research: Search Engines Good search terms Writing effective search sentences
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Root + * Literature Primary-ex: Bible, Declaration of Independence. Scientific journals Secondary-ex: magazine or newspaper article Ecology Lab (foraging) Predator/prey relationships and natural selection Graph interpretation of data Fast Plants Life cycle and its use as an experimental system How to keep a good lab notebook Be detailed Be consistent Make drawings Scientific Papers Parts of a Paper and Appropriate Content: Abstract Summarize the problem being addressed Why was the problem addressed
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