ACTIVITY 3 Scientific Method and Height vs Jumping Distance K BARRETTO FOR

# Activity 3 scientific method and height vs jumping

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ACTIVITY 3 Scientific Method and Height vs. Jumping Distance K. BARRETTO FOR BIOL101 | LAB ACTIVITIES FROM DOWDY & YONENAKA 2018

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How does height affect how far a person can jump from a standing position? Make a prediction that answers the question! Work with your group to design an experiment that tests your hypothesis. K. BARRETTO FOR BIOL101 | LAB ACTIVITIES FROM DOWDY & YONENAKA 2018
Perform the experiment and share results! If you finish early, work on the study questions! K. BARRETTO FOR BIOL101 | LAB ACTIVITIES FROM DOWDY & YONENAKA 2018

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GRAPHING DATA: LINE GRAPH y-axis Dependent Variable ( What is observed and measured ) x-axis Independent Variable ( What is adjusted by the scientist ) K. BARRETTO FOR BIOL101 | LAB ACTIVITIES FROM DOWDY & YONENAKA 2018
GRAPHING DATA If you are examining your “speed” (MPH) in a car… Independent Variable “Hour” (Time) is INDEPENDENT Time goes on independently, regardless of anything else This goes on the “x-axis” Dependent Variable “Miles” (Distance) is DEPENDENT The distance you travel depends on how much time has passed by This goes on the “y-axis” K. BARRETTO FOR BIOL101 | LAB ACTIVITIES FROM DOWDY & YONENAKA 2018

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PROCEDURE 1. Complete graphing worksheet on Pg. 19 ( done on board as a class ) 2. Using your group’s data from ACTIVITY 3, make a line graph of height vs. distance jumped from standing position Height is independent Distance jumped is dependent 3. Using all three sets of data from ACTIVITY 3, make a second graph 4. Using first graph, draw a CONCLUSION relating your group’s experimental results to your hypothesis. Does the data from the second graph change your conclusion? K. BARRETTO FOR BIOL101 | LAB ACTIVITIES FROM DOWDY & YONENAKA 2018
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