# Sponge in capsule lab

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Date: __________________
Period:_________________
Scientific Method Data Sheet
Observe:
What color is the capsule? __________________________
What shape is the capsule? __________________________________________________________
What is the texture of the capsule?____________________________________________________
What unit of measure would you use to measure the capsule? ________________
What is the length of the capsule? ____________________________________________________
Question:
What questions come to mind?
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Narrow your questions to one main question.
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Create an investigation to help answer your question.
What materials do you need?
Materials List:
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What steps do you need to take to answer your question? This is the procedure.
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Which part of the investigation is the independent
variable? (has an effect on the dependent variable)
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Which part of the investigation is the dependent
variable (affected by the independent variable)?
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What is the control?_(stays the same)
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Hypothesis: Educated guess, can be tested, can be measured
What do you expect to happen? Why would this happen?
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Conduct the science investigation:
Follow the steps that you created above. Fill in the data table.
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Time in minutes
Length in
centimeters
Chart the data in the table onto the line graph.
Title of Graph:_______________________
Title of y-axis
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Title of x-axis:_________________________________________________
What changes do you observe?
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Conclusion: Use evidence (factual information, numerical data, observations) to explain the outcome.
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Did the outcome support your hypothesis or not?
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