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A Great Hypothesis – 1. It must be testable. 2. Based on research or prior knowledge. 3. An If….. then …. Statement. 4. Connect the independent and dependent.

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1 A Great Hypothesis – 1. It must be testable. 2. Based on research or prior knowledge. 3. An If….. then …. Statement. 4. Connect the independent and dependent variable in the experiment.

2 If I wake up early, then I will want to go to bed earlier in the evening. YES - TESTABLE I think eating Cheetos is gross. NO – OPINION / NO IF.. THEN If the moon were gone then we would be struck by more meteorites. NO – NOT TESTABLE ( WE CAN NOT GET RID OF THE MOON )

3 If I write a letter every day to Justin Bieber to tell him the day of my birthday, then he will call me on my birthday. ???? If I eat McDonald’s every day for lunch for 2 weeks, then I will gain weight at the end of the two weeks. ????

4 If I am successful at science then I am a science nerd. ???????? "If eighth grades girls take written quizzes, then they will receive significantly higher grades than eighth grade boys because eighth grade girls have better writing skills.“ ??????

5 “If water levels are low then Rainbow trout will suffer more lice because there is less oxygen in the water.”

6 If people get a college degree then they will earn a higher income. YES – TESTABLE - DATA CAN BE COLLECTED If I put cat food on my porch then snails will come at night and eat it. YES – IF.. THEN.. TESTABLE Albert Einstein is the greatest scientist to ever live. NO – NOT TESTABLE

7 Lab Objective / Question: A statement or question connecting the independent and dependent variables in the experiment. The purpose of this experiment is to build a bottle rocket that will stay in flight for 8 seconds using our knowledge of aerodynamics, mass and inertia. How can I build a rocket to stay in flight for 8 seconds using aerodynamics, mass, and inertia?


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