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  • Writing a Hypothesis L.O. — Students will understand how to write a testable question and a hypothesis and then proceed to do so.
  • Reminders I Bring me your textbooks—or else. I should see two outlined sources by the end of the period. If I haven’t seen your research planning sheet (given out yesterday) or your second source yet, I need to see it by the end of the period.
  • Reminders II Don’t get out of your seat for any reason at all. People are working and I’m conferencing, please keep a respectful tone. First Warning—10 points off classwork grade. Second Warning—Zero in classwork for the day (separate from your project grade).
  • Upcoming Deadlines Tomorrow: Field Trip to the Botanical Garden Friday: Revised proposals due. Friday: Bring in your third source. Monday: All three outlines due to me for review.
  • Experimental Design Your project should have a testable question. A testable question is one that is answered by experimentation, not by the turning of pages in a book.
  • Answering a Testable Question The answer to a testable question is typically developed by identifying and controlling variables and reflects the elements of a well- designed investigation such as multiple trials.
  • How to Answer a Testable Question A testable question can often be written in the form quot;How does _____ affect ______?quot;
  • Hypotheses Your hypothesis is an educated guess to your testable question based on the research you’ve done so far. It’s like a topic sentence.
  • Writing a Hypothesis It’s often an “If... then... because...” statement. If the temperature of a gas is increased, then the volume will increase. If the length of a pendulum increases, then the period of swing will decrease. 
  • What needs to be done today. You should have your first two outlines done. You should have a testable question and your hypothesis for your project written and submitted to me. If you finish early, you can work on your revised proposal or begin drafting your research paper.