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Investigations-Regular

  1. 1. Warm Up – Page 18 <ul><li>Copy and fill in the blank: </li></ul><ul><li>To measure the mass of an apple, you would use a ___________________. </li></ul>
  2. 2. How Do We Conduct a Scientific Investigation?
  3. 3. Ask a Question <ul><li>Pose a question about something you want to investigate. </li></ul><ul><li>We want to determine how many drops of water can fit on a penny. </li></ul><ul><li>Question: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Develop a Hypothesis <ul><li>Hypothesis – what you expect to happen and why </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a hypothesis for water on the penny. </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Develop an Experiment and Collect Data <ul><li>Develop an experiment that will allow you to test your hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>Variables – one of the factors that can change in an experiment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulated (Independent) Variable – the variable that is changed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responding (Dependent) Variable – the variable that changes because of the manipulated variable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control – group where no variables are changed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect Data – record your observations and measurements as you conduct your experiment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Development an Experiment and Collect Data <ul><li>How will we design our penny experiment? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we collect our data? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Analyze Data <ul><li>Use charts, graphs, and statistics to analyze the data you collected. Look for patterns in the data you have collected. </li></ul><ul><li>How can we analyze the penny data we have collected? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Draw Conclusions <ul><li>Using your analyzed data, determine what can be learned or discovered from your research. </li></ul><ul><li>Was your hypothesis supported or rejected? </li></ul><ul><li>What could be sources of error? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Communicate Your Results <ul><li>Communicate your results in a way that can be easily understood. Overview the steps you took in your investigation, and explain your conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate your results of the penny investigation using at least one paragraph. </li></ul>

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