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```					                Scientific Method Review: Find the Golden Cricket

Go to: https://www.gc.maricopa.edu/biology/glacier/scientific_method/index.swf

Click on “continue” and then type in your name. Select “tutorial”. As you move
through the slides, answer the questions below.

1. How many steps are in the scientific method?

List them:

2. The scientific method is not a rigid procedure. Instead, it uses______________
___________________ and ___________ to solve problems.

3. What should the label be on the first box (on the left) of flowers?

4. Three important points to remember when stating or defining a problem are:

A)

B)

C)

5. A term that means hypothesis is __________________________________.
6. Sources of information that may help establish a hypothesis include:
A)
B)
C)
D)
E)
7. What is 80 divided by ¼ minus ten?
8. How many attempts did it take you to discover the random number?
9. What was the problem with Michael’s experiment?

10. How many independent variables are there in a well-designed experiment?

11. The factor allowed to change is called the ____________________ variable.
12. All other factors are ______________________ or held ________________.
13. Two hints for drawing appropriate conclusions are:
A)
B)
14. As Isaac Newton said: “Nature is pleased with ______________________.”
15. No matter how many times your hypothesis is supported, it is never
____________________.

CRICKET EXPERIMENT

1. What is a good statement of the problem?

2. Which independent variable did you select?

3. What is the formula developed by Dr. A. E. Dolber in 1897 for calculating
temperature from the chirping rate of crickets?

4. Gather data for chirping rate as a function of temperature. Collect data for 5
degree intervals between 5 and 45 degrees Celsius. Construct a line graph from