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Do hurricanes cool the ocean experiment

Postby fieryvixenqd » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:54 pm

What would the control group be in an experiment for do hurricanes cool the ocean

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Re: Do hurricanes cool the ocean experiment

Postby 324B21 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:24 pm

Hi there. You have picked such an interesting project!

Let us think about this for a moment. A control group is defined as: a similar test where the independent variable is left unchanged to provide a comparison.

We already know that the hurricane is altering the water in some way, right? We can see that easily. It is the same with wind, or a boat cutting through the water, or rain. Any of these things are considered altering the oceans natural state hence a variable. What in this experiment is changing the water? The hurricane, right? So, thinking about this--what if nothing was happening to the ocean/water? That would be the control since it is the way the ocean is without outside things changing it.

Here is a video that might help as well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2606GQmDqY

Please reach out again if you need any further assistance.

Elizabeth


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