I will look at the bread, each day at 3:30 and observe any changes.
I will draw how the bread looks at each observation on my observation chart.
After the 14 th day, I will make a conclusion based on my findings
There are three other things that you must know about when setting up your experiment:
Control A control is a part of the experiment that is used to compare your results to . For example: The control could be a piece of bread that is just left in a ziploc bag in the room (not in a window or dark cabinet, no drops of water added).
After conducting your experiment, analyze your results . This is sometimes called “Analysis”.
For example: I noticed that the bread in the dark conditions had more mold throughout the experiment. The one in the window had some mold, but not as much.
This analysis of your data will help you come to your… Conclusion (Step 6) Your conclusion is what you have decided based on your experiment . Your conclusion states whether or not your hypothesis was right .
For example: “ Because the bread in the dark cabinet grew a lot of mold, my hypothesis that mold does not need light to grow is correct.” Remember: Just because your hypothesis was incorrect, does not mean that you have made a mistake . It actually means that you conducted an objective, scientific investigation. Congratulations! You just learned something new and probably taught someone else something new.