English 101 Essay

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1. Describe the function of the following pieces of safety equipment and how each might be used: (10 points)

a. Eye Wash (2 points)

b. Fire blanket (2 points)

c. Shower (2 points)

d. Chemical Spill Kit (2 points)

e. Biological Spill Solution (2 points)

--Answer below:
a. Eye Wash: Can be used if there is a chemical that has been splashed into the eyes. Flush for 15-20 minutes.
b. Fire Blanket: To extinguish fires. How would you use this? (-1)
c. Shower: In case of a chemical spill or fire on your body. Stay in the water for at least 15-30 minutes.
d. Chemical Spill Kit: There are different spill kits for every type of chemical spill. For instance, you would use a different kit to clean up mercury versus an acid
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.:5. What is the purpose of the control group in the Scientific Method? Briefly explain and use examples. (5 points)

--Answer Below:
The purpose of the control group is the keep the experiment consistent throughout for the best results. For instance, four white carnations are placed in four vases with plain tap water. Two of them have other liquids added to them, making the plain tap water flowers the control group. They stay consistent
The group then becomes the standard of comparison.

.:6. Design a (hypothetical) experiment that adheres to the Scientific Method. Be sure to include all the necessary requirements at each step and give examples at all of the steps. Start with an observation, whether it’s real or made up, state the null hypothesis, and design an experiment (including an experimental and control group, random sampling, sample size, and reproducibility) that will allow the student to reject or fail to reject the hypothesis, and state the conclusion (20 points.)

**Note that the point value of this question is 20 points. It is imperative that one thoroughly understands and can apply the Scientific Method as it is necessary to the understanding of all science. Take the time to ensure the answer is thorough, inclusive, and complete.

--Answer Below:

There are four white carnations each in their own vases. All four have plain tap water added to them. One will also have bleach added, the

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