L.O. — Students will understand how to write
a testable question and a hypothesis and then
proceed to do so.
Bring me your textbooks—or else.
I should see two outlined sources by the end of
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.
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
Second Warning—Zero in classwork for
the day (separate from your project
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
Your project should have a testable question.
A testable question is one that is answered by
experimentation, not by the turning of pages in
Answering a Testable
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
A testable question can often be written in the
form quot;How does _____ affect ______?quot;
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
What needs to be
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
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