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Postby qiraat aslam » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:34 am

Does anyone know what can be the hypothesis, independent variable, dependent variable and control variable of this project?
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ml#summary
Please help!
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Re: hypothesis

Postby AstroPie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:24 pm

I do not know a whole lot about biology but I do know that you will have to maker your "own" Hypothesis on what will happen, do this by researching on your topic and coming up with an educated guess; it doesn't matter if it is right or wrong.

for controlled variables that would be things like the amount of food/water, temperature, type of biome it is living in, etc

Dependent Variables will be all the variables that depend on the Independent Variables

Also if you don't know what standard deviation is (STDEV) read http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/standard-deviation.html
On the project page it tells to use it, it takes a bit to understand but when you do it will greatly increase the quality of your project.

Good Luck!

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Re: hypothesis

Postby amyc » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:09 am

Hi Qiraat Aslam -

Part of conducting your science project is identifying your variables and deciding upon your hypothesis for the experiment. The hypothesis is an important step, in fact, in the scientific method.

You can learn more about the hypothesis statement (and review some examples) in this Science Buddies resource:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... esis.shtml

and this one:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2010 ... thesis.php

Guidance for understanding and identifying your variables is in the Project Guide: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ndex.shtml

While our Experts will not provide the information for you, if you have questions about the hypothesis you are constructing, or need additional clarification, please post here for input.

Good luck with your science project!

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Re: hypothesis

Postby qiraat aslam » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:41 pm

Thank you so much. It helps a lot. :)
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