1. Design an experiment that would answer your experimental question.
a.Establish a hypothesis AND a null hypothesis.
b. Identify the dependent and independent variables (may not apply to all).
c. Propose ways to eliminate confirmation bias.
d. Show a chart or graph that would depict what your data would look like.
e. Be ready to share your experiment with the class.
2. Improve your question (Scientific Questioning)
|Does the wavelength of light (R.O.Y.G.B.I.V.) affect a plant’s growth?|
|Do mosquitoes spread the Zika virus to humans?|
|Will frogs exposed to the hormone estrogen lay more eggs?|
|Does the hormone estrogen increase the milk yield of dairy cows?|
|Does the size of a fish tank determine how large a fish will grow?|
|Do phosphates cause algae growth?|
|Will crickets chirp more if the temperature is warmer?|
|Do wounds heal faster when they are covered by Band-Aids?|
|Do insecticides increase the yield of a corn crop?|
|Do hyenas hunt by sight or by smell?|
|Does lack of sunlight cause depression in humans?|
|Are mosquitoes attracted to carbon dioxide?|
|Are herbicides causing bee populations to decline?|
|Will female deer urine attract male deer?|
Grading Rubric (1-2 pts for each, 10 pts total)
Hypothesis and Hull Hypothesis ____
Identified variables ____
Eliminated bias ____
Data table / chart suggestion ____
Question revision / improvement ____