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1 Myth Busters Scientific Method Killer Whirlpool

2 Myth Busters Scientific Method Killer Whirlpool

3 Identify the Problem What was the problem/question that Adam and Jamie were trying to solve?  Can a whirlpool pull a large ship underwater?  Is the myth of the “Whirlpool of Death” true?  Can a whirlpool pull a person under?

4 Form a Hypothesis What did Adam and Jamie theorize would happen?  They believed it could pull a person under.  Since the whirlpool could pull a person under then it could possibly pull a ship under.

5 Create an Experiment How did Adam and Jamie design the experiment to be performed?  First researched the mechanics of how whirlpools work.  Second, they worked with small scale models and then built their way up to larger ones.  Last they decided on the best model to use for the main experiment.

6 Perform the Experiment How was the main experiment done?  Adam and Jamie built a container that creates a large whirlpool.  The water is drain from the bottom then pump back to the top creating a whirlpool.  A small scale ship is then placed at the top of the container to see if it sinks or floats.

7 Analyze the Data What data was collected from the experiment?  The ship sank when the experiment was performed.  However when the speed of the whirlpool was reduced to the fastest natural whirlpool recorded, the ship DID NOT sink.

8 Communicate Results What was the final outcome of the experiment? Was the hypothesis correct? Confirmed, Busted or Plausible?  A whirlpool can pull a ship under water but has to 100 times bigger than the fastest natural whirlpool recorded. (BUSTED!)  A whirlpool can pull a person underwater. (PLAUSIBLE?)

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