Rutherford's Gold Foil Experiment

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Determining what was inside of the box would have been more difficult without the given information. I believe that the original experiments, like Rutherford’s gold foil experiment, which helped to determine the fundamental laws of science as we know today, were similar to trying to figure out what is inside of the box without any clues. Most current fields of science are working with these fundamental laws to figure out the answers to more specific questions. Meaning that most current experiments are set up with little bits of information to work with, rather than trying to define something that has never had a definition before. I believe that current science, especially the kind of science learned in an entry level university biology course, …show more content…

Observation: Cows feed their young milk because they are mammals like humans. We know that estrogen is one of the hormones incorporated with human milk production, so~Question: Does the hormone estrogen increase the milk yield of dairy cows?Hypothesis: The right dose of estrogen, given to a cow that has recently weaned her her first calf, will increase the amount of milk the cow is producing.Prediction: If a mature cow is given the correct dose of estrogen, then she will begin to produce a greater quantity of milk. Experiment: 5 groups of 20 cows, all live in the same conditions and have recently weaned their first calf. One group will be given a small dose of estrogen monthly, the second will be given a slightly larger dose, the third will be given a slightly larger dose, and so on. The fifth group is the control, and does not receive the hormone. The dependant variable is the cow's milk production levels, and the independent variable is the hormone. Experimental data: The data collected would be a daily record of the amount of milk produced by each cow, paired with the date of injection as well as the dose size. Conclusion: would be determined by the experimental …show more content…

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