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									                                   Hypothesis Worksheet
Directions: Take the following inferences and turn them into formal hypotheses.


 Formal Hypothesis Format:
 If manipulated variable, then responding variable and prediction because what you already know (an explantion).

       Your hypothesis should:
            o make sense to anyone who can read it
            o be something that can be tested
            o answer the Problem

Example: Increased sleep my cause higher grades.
Manipulated variable: amount of sleep                   Responding variable: grade percent average
Formal hypothesis: If the amount of sleep is increased then the grade percent average will increase because sleep
allows students to be alert and focused during class.

1. Chocolate may cause pimples
Manipulated variable: __________________________ Responding variable: _________________________
Formal hypothesis: _____________________________________________________________________
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2. Salt in soil may affect plant growth.
Manipulated variable: __________________________ Responding variable: _________________________
Formal hypothesis: _____________________________________________________________________
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3. Plant growth may be affected by the color of the light.
Manipulated variable: __________________________ Responding variable: _________________________
Formal hypothesis: _____________________________________________________________________
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4. Bacterial growth may be affected by temperature.
Manipulated variable: __________________________ Responding variable: _________________________
Formal hypothesis: _____________________________________________________________________
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5. Ultraviolet light may cause skin cancer.
Manipulated variable: __________________________ Responding variable: _________________________
Formal hypothesis: _____________________________________________________________________
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6. Temperature may cause leaves to change color.
Manipulated variable: __________________________ Responding variable: _________________________
Formal hypothesis: ______________________________________________________________________
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                                  Results/ Data Analysis
   Directions: Using the data from the Celery Evaporation Lab write a formal data analysis.

      Look for patterns or trends in your data and make comparisons (no inferences, please).
      Represent the data in an appropriate chart or graph.
      Make sure your graph includes proper units, labels, titles, and plotted points when numerical data are
       present.
      Include any necessary calculations along with:
           o the steps of each type of calculation.
           o all measurement units.


Step One: Create a graph or chart of your data. The manipulated variable must go on the x-axis and
the responding variable must go on the y-axis. The graph needs to have a title, axis labels with units,
and numbered axis’ that begin at zero and progress evenly to a reasonable value. Use a key to identify
differences in your graph and insure clarity.

                                                        Step Two: Write about your data. Do not repeat
                                                        your data table and do not make any inferences. We
                                                        are not answering our question or our hypothesis
                                                        yet. Simply explain any patterns in your data and
                                                        compare and contrast. You may want to compare or
                                                        contrast the controlled group with the experimental
                                                        group or the different amounts of water used. Try
                                                        to make this section 4-5 sentences.




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                                    Conclusion/Discussion
    Directions: Using the data from the Celery Evaporation Lab write a formal conclusion.

       Restate the Problem and Hypothesis.
       Evaluate your Hypothesis based on analysis of the data.
       Summarize the results of your investigation, using actual data.
       Answer the question using the data as evidence (make an inference as to possible causes of the outcome).
       Describe the possible human and instrument errors in the investigation.
       State how you could revise the design of the investigation to get more valid results.
       Give some ideas for further investigations.

Step One: Write the Problem and Hypothesis.

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Step Two: Summarize your data using numbers and evidence.

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Step Three: Explain whether you think your hypothesis was right or wrong. Back this up with data.

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Step Four: Answer the Question.

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Step Five: Explain any mistakes or possible errors during the experiment.

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Step Six: Write about a way that you could make this experiment better (less error, more data, clarify, expand).

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