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Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:43 am
by BreAhna
I need help with my hypothesis. My topic is "Yuck, What Happened to My Apple? How Food Wrappings Affect Spoilage. I don't really know how to set my hypothesis up. Can you please give me a hypothesis for this topic or guide me in the right direction to have a strong hypothesis. I also got my topic from science buddies. Thanks

Re: Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:43 pm
by dcnick96
Hello, and welcome to Science Buddies! This will be a great exploration of how to make food last longer...an important concept you can use in your every day life!

So, your hypothesis is an educated guess of what's going to happen. Based on your background research, you will predict what is going to happen in your experiment prior to doing it. In your case, you are going to predict whether different wrappings allow food to stay fresh longer.

Your hypothesis should be in the basic form of "If I do XXX, then XXX will happen." Based on this information, can you come up with a first attempt at a hypothesis for your experiment? Write back and let us know what it is, and then we can go from there.

Good luck!

Re: Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:07 pm
by SandbaggerOne
BreAhna,
How are you doing with your hypothesis? dcnick96 gave you some good advice, but I wanted to check and see if you still needed help.

Cheers,
Colin

Re: Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:06 pm
by assilelghali
say, "I predict that the blah blah will decrease the rate in which the apple will spoil because blah blah".

Re: Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:11 pm
by bandgeek711
hello there I also need help,

hi I need help also with my hypothesis, I been looking online on how to do a hypothesis correctly because right now there a so far two ways of doing a hypothesis!
1) if [ I do this] , then this will happen.
2) I predict that blah bla blah will happen because based on balh bla bah.

which one is better!

bandgeek711

Re: Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:28 pm
by SandbaggerOne
Hi there,

You're really describing the same thing with your two examples. The hypothesis is something like: if I do this, then that will happen based on blah blah blah.

The hypothesis is a testable prediction based on information you already have. You use what you know to come up with a hypothesis and design an experiment to test that hypothesis.

Does that help? It might help if you could share your ideas more specifically.

Cheers,
Colin

Re: Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:38 pm
by connief
Hi there,

The previous experts already gave you some great advice. If you want an additional guide, Science Buddies has a webpage that explains how to generate a strong hypothesis. I suggest that you go ahead and take a look at that too and see if that will give you some additional pointers: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2010 ... thesis.php.

Let us know if you have anymore questions.

Connie

Re: Hypothesis !! Help Me !

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:13 pm
by bandgeek711
thanks,

thanks guys it helped,

love bandgeek711