Scientists conduct experiments in order to understand how the natural world works. Virtually all of the science you learn in this and other science classes was discovered and verified by repeated experiments. Designing and running a good experiment is challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. What makes experiments worthwhile – indeed critical – is that they are the most powerful tool we have for establishing cause-and-effect relationships. Educated citizens need to understand how scientific investigations are done and how results and conclusions are reported in order to make informed decisions.
This lab will introduce you to the principles of good experimental design. Because these principles are best learned by carrying out an actual experiment, your challenge will be to design, conduct, and interpret your own experiment.
Due: Monday of Week 3 by 11:59pm PT. 20pts Synthesis + 30 pts for SimUText. This assignment will be automatically submitted to Turnitin to check for originality.
Do not continue until you have read the LAB Instructions and Background!
LAB Synthesis Report
Download this file to complete the LAB Synthesis report. Don’t forget to complete the portion in SimUText before you proceed with this part