# How can I perform an experiment using the steps of the scientific method? Can I change the data I have collected from an experiment into a table, graph,

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How can I perform an experiment using the steps of the scientific method? Can I change the data I have collected from an experiment into a table, graph, or diagram? SCIENTIFIC METHOD

STEP 1: QUESTION/OBSERVATION Would people prefer to eat spiders or worms?

STEP 2: RESEARCH Ask other people and look up information.

WHY DO PEOPLE EAT WORMS? Silk worms make up the main ingredient in a very popular dish in Korea. It was originally made with rotten baby worms, but evolved to use freshly dead male worms. The worms are battered, crumbed, and fried in oil. In some places they are merely skewered and fried (as is seen in the picture below).

WHY DO PEOPLE EAT SPIDERS? The thought of eating spiders probably makes most of us queasy, to say the least. But, in various parts of the world, spiders are a delicacy. You can buy them at road-side stalls in Cambodia, where people developed a taste for them when they were being starved to death by Pol Pot.

STEP 3: HYPOTHESIS Educated guess Task: Come up with your own hypothesis on what people would rather eat: worms or spiders. Remember to explain yourself.

REALITY CHECK How can I perform an experiment using the steps of the scientific method?

STEP 4: EXPERIMENT Tests your hypothesis. Example: Take a survey and see what the majority of people would eat.

REALITY CHECK Can I change the data I have collected from an experiment into a table, graph, or diagram?

Table, Graph, or Digram Create a table to show the data you collected.

STEP 5: CONCLUSION Accept or reject your hypothesis. Explain why your hypothesis was correct or incorrect.

REALITY CHECK How can I perform an experiment using the steps of the scientific method? Can I change the data I have collected from an experiment into a table, graph, or diagram?

CREEPY FACTS The most commonly eaten worms around the globe include agave worms, sago worms and mealworms. Most people describe these worms as nutty and creamy. One popular way people prepare these worms is by frying them just like you'd fry crickets or locusts. These common worms are eaten all throughout the world

CREEPY FACTS Fried spider is a regional delicacy in Cambodia. In the Cambodian town of Skuon, the vending of fried spiders as a specialty snack is a popular attraction for tourists passing through this town. Spiders are also available elsewhere in Cambodia — in Phnom Penh for instance — but Skuon, is the center of their popularity. The spiders are bred in holes in the ground in villages north of Skuon, or foraged for in nearby forestland, and fried in oil. It is not clear how this practice started, but some have suggested that the population might have started eating spiders out of desperation during the years of Khmer Rouge rule, when food was in short supply

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