BIO 220 Week 1 Assignment: Scientific Method Matching Exercise



Complete the "Scientific Method Matching
Exercise Resource."

 

GCU style is not required, but solid academic
writing is expected.

 

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Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer
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In Part I, match each
example from Column 2 with the correct step of the scientific method in Column
1. Explain the reasoning for your choice in Part II.

 

Part I:

 




Column 1: Scientific Method Steps
___ Observe
___ Ask a question
___ Create a hypothesis
___ Conduct an experiment
___ Collect data
___ Interpret results
___ Report results


Column 2: Examples of Tasks




a)      A scientist, based on his observation of the pond,
believes that if a pond is exposed to the waste of an industrial plant, then
the growth of algae will be accelerated.




b)      In her laboratory, a scientist pours a vial of
waste water, collected from the industrial plant, and adds it to a dish
containing pond water. A second dish (the control dish), containing the same
pond water, does not receive the waste water sample.




c)      A scientist wonders if the waste water emitted
from an industrial plant is accelerating the growth of algae in a pond.




d)     After five days, the scientist measures the amount
of algae present in each dish.




e)      The scientist submits his findings to a scientific
journal.




f)       After the data is collected, the scientist
discovers that the dish containing both the pond water and waste water had
more than twice the amount of algae than the control dish.




g)     
A scientist
observes that a pond adjacent to an industrial plant has heavier algae growth
than ponds farther away.




 Part II:
Explain why you believe the "Examples of Task" (Column 2) that you selected is an example of the corresponding "Scientific Method Steps" (Column 1).

1)    The "Examples of Tasks" I selected for the Scientific Method Step: "Observe", is accurate because:

2)    The "Examples of Tasks" I selected for the Scientific Method Step: "Ask a question" is accurate because:

3)    The "Examples of Tasks" I selected for the Scientific Method Step: "Create a hypothesis" is accurate because:

4)    The "Examples of Tasks" I selected for the Scientific Method Step: "Conduct an experiment" is accurate because:

5)    The "Examples of Tasks" I selected for the Scientific Method Step: "Collect data" is accurate because:

6)    The "Examples of Tasks" I selected for the Scientific Method Step: "Interpret results" is accurate because:

7)    The "Examples of Tasks" I selected for the Scientific Method Step: "Report results", is accurate because:

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