Chapter 2. Make a Case: Factual Presentations

Goals

Evaluate the question: “Does the presence of road salt affect plant growth?”

 

Form an initial hypothesis to the question.

 

Design an experiment to test the hypothesis.

 

Collect and analyze data from the experiment.

 

Formulate a conclusion.

 

Present the findings and conclusion to the class.

Requirements

Recommended hardware and software:

 
  • Macintosh computers

  • Digital cameras

  • Numbers (part of iWork ’08)

  • Keynote (part of iWork ’08)

 

Recommended equipment for the experiment:

 
  • Plant seeds

  • Road salt

  • 5 oz. planting pots

  • Potting soil

  • Rulers

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