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Planning an Experiment

(Creating a testable question and logical hypothesis)

Brainstorming

Things I could change or vary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I could measure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing a Variable

(Independent Variable)

I will change:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Dependent Variable)

I will observe and measure:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Controlled Variables)

I will keep the following things the same:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Question

(What you are measuring or observing)

What will happen to …

 

 

 

 

 

 

(What you are changing)

If I …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Hypothesis

(What you are changing)

If I …

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Your prediction)

Then __________ will happen …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Why did you predict this?)

Because …