Vocabulary


manipulated variable
-The variable that changes in the experiment. ex, differnt kinds of soil in each garden.
constant

Title

Purpose

Hypothesis- an educated guess on your lab or experiment you are conducting


Results

Conclusion

data

table

line graph

bar graph

pie chart

quantitative

qualitative


Questions



Question #1
In the beginning of the spring, it seems everyone is caring for their front lawns by sprinkling fertilizer to help the grass grow better? Does fertilizer really help the lawn grow better?

a) Ask a question a scientist might ask given this information.



b) Write a possible hypothesis for this experiment.



c) Design an experiment to help answer the original question.
Describe or draw four possible groups in your experiment –



d) What is the manipulated variable?


What variables are being kept constant?


What is the control group in your experiment?

What will you be measuring to include in your data table and graph?
How will you measure the differences between the 4 groups?




e) Write a conclusion for the results below:

Kidney Bean Plant Growth (cm)

no fertilizer
3 cups of fertilizer



Plant 1
12.5
13.6



Plant 2
10
12.5



Plant 3
13.6
14.3



Plant 4
11.2
15.7



Average






Make a graph for the data above:
kidney_bean_plant_growth.png
By: Kyle Alday




Question #2
How did each lab this year help us better understand science concepts:


A. The Paper Airplane Lab
this showed us that if you manipulate
the variable it might go at a different pace




B. The Xpult Lab





C. The Mixture Lab






D. The Baking Soda Lab (Ultimate Fizz)





E. Making Chalk Lab







F. Change of State Lab (snow)







G. Making Cheese






H. Middle School Gardens (Tulip Bulbs)






I. Chemistry Independent Project (temperature, salt and boiling, temp and solubility, mixing)






J. Osmosis Egg Lab








Question #3

Using the Scientific Method

Inspired by the results of our Learning Garden data, we conducted different experiments using kidney beans in the lab. Answer the questions below using the data from the graph below:

Growth of Tulip Plants (cm) at Haverford School

Middle School Garden
Lower School Garden
West Garden
(Suter)
Control
(potting Soil)

9
8
16.5
23.5



a) What was the purpose of this experiment (original question)?




b) Write a good hypothesis for this investigation? ( if . . then . . because)?




c) What is the manipulated variable in this experiment?



d) Name THREE variables that are kept constant in this experiment?

_ _ __

e) Where would you get the soil for the control group? Explain why.





f) Make a Graph for the Data Above.



Question # 4

Give some examples of quantitative data collected in class or observed in everyday life ( \10 examples)






Give some examples of qualitative data collected in class or observed in everyday life (10 examples)