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Design an Experiment

Design an Experiment

Introduction

Use this sheet to help you design an experiment to look at why the octopods in Moorea stay in their dens for shorter periods of time than those in Hawaii.


Experiment Design

At the very end of The Octopus Scientist, it is revealed that many questions about octopods were answered and minimal support was found for the scientists’ various hypotheses. This is often the case with scientific research, so more experiments must be conducted to answer these questions. One of these unanswered questions was why do the apparently same species of octopods in Moorea stay in their dens for shorter amounts of time than octopods in Hawaii? Design an experiment to answer this question that includes a hypothesis, independent variables, dependent variables, controls, and various methods used for data collection in a procedure.

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Procedure:

 

 

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