|Read this article on the scientific method (http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/scientific-experiments/scientific-method.htm)
and using the scientific method develop a
question and hypothesis and then develop an experiment to test your
hypothesis. Your experiment should be simple, one
that could be done at home. Discuss how you will analyze the experimental data you
generate. Your discussion should include information about the
- Independent and dependent variables
- Description of control and
- Is the data generated quantitative or qualitative?
- What methods might you use
to analyze the data?
- Your write-up must be posted to the forum by
Tuesday, September 20th. Your
write-up must be a Microsoft Word file uploaded to the forum and
emailed to me. The file name must be:
For example, if I was submitting my assignment, my file name would
Scientific Method Critiques
Look at your assigned student scientific method assignment
submissions and referring to the items below, critique whether each
item was clear and do they properly relate to each other. If you see
any problems, suggest changes that would improve the assignment.
In addition to your write-up you must evaluate two
of your classmates scientific method assignments. Your evaluation
criteria should include:
- Did the student include the
information required in the assignment?
- Is there another way to design
the experiment to better test the hypothesis?
Your peer review assignment must be posted to
BlackBoard by 9:00pm on Thursday, September 27th.