The Frog Jump Scenario Q's

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Complete the answers to these questions on a separate sheet of paper. Use complete sentences and appropriate formats

Introduction - Write 5 Natural History Facts about the Pacific Tree Frog

Part A. 1. What scientific question is being investigated in this experiment?


2. What is the Manipulated (changed) variable in this experiment?


3. Describe the Responding (measured) Variable.


4. Create an appropriate prediction for this question. (If Then FORMAT)

5. Develop an appropriate hypothesis (prediction with a reason) for the above question. (If Then Because FORMAT)


6. Identify the control trial(s). Why is this the control trial?


7. Identify the experimental trial(s) Why is this the experimental trial?


Part B.

8. Identify 3 controlled variables for this experiment (NEVER THE MV OR RV!) and tell why each is controlled.


9. In Scientific Terms, what do the long grass and the water in Frog Jump represent? Explain why.


10. Explain two ways to to solve this situation



11. After these problems are solved, what do Bradley and Anna have to do next? Explain Why.





Part C. Get Data in Class or from a classmate or check the scenario script linked to this page, then...

..... Create a CQC Data Table and Bar Graph the Average and Group Average data.

Attach these to your Natural History, Part A and Part B work.


Part D.

Write out a properly formatted Short Answer (Brief Conclusion) based upon your Hypothesis and the data gathered by Bradley and Anna. Use the Short Answer example sheet and checklist listed on the Scientific Method index page.


Part E.

12. Tell what types of errors were noted in Part B.

13. Rate the Reliability of this experiment's data. Explain why your rated the data this way.

14. How would you rate the validity of this experiment. Explain why.


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