Lab 1 Intro to Science Essay

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TYPE YOUR FULL NAME: Clarence Loveless
TYPE YOUR FULL NAME: Clarence Loveless
UMUC Physical Science 101/103
Lab 1: Introduction to Science
INSTRUCTIONS:
* On your own and without assistance, complete this Lab 1 Answer Form and submit it via the Assignments Folder by the date listed on your Course Schedule (under Syllabus). * To conduct your laboratory exercises, use the Laboratory Manual that is available in the classroom. Laboratory exercises on your CD may not be updated. * Save your Lab 1 Answer Form in the following format: LastName_Lab1 (e.g., Smith_Lab1). * Submit your document in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) for best compatibility.

Exercise 1: Data Interpretation
Table 1: Water
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Why?
I would use a bar graph because it would be easy to follow and understand the information presented.

7. Graph the data from Table 1: Water Quality vs. Fish Population (found at the beginning of this exercise). You may use Excel, then “Insert” the graph, or use another drawing program. You may also draw it neatly by hand and scan your drawing. If you choose this option, you must insert the scanned jpg image here.

8. Interpret the data from the graph made in Question 7.
The graph above displays the relationship between increased dissolved oxygen and a fish population.

Exercise 2: Testable Observations

Determine which of the following observations (A-J) could lead to a testable hypothesis.
For those that are testable:
Write a hypothesis and null hypothesis
What would be your experimental approach?
What are the dependent and independent variables?
What is your control?
How will you collect your data?
How will you present your data (charts, graphs, types)?
How will you analyze your data? 1. When a plant is placed on a window sill, it grows three inches faster per day than when it is placed on a coffee table in the middle of the living room. testable
Hypothesis – IF a plant is placed on a window sill THEN it will grow faster than a plant placed on a coffee table in the middle of a living room.
Null Hypothesis – A plant on a window sill does not grow faster than a plant on a living room coffee table