To prepare for class on Monday, listen to “Sixth-Grader’s Science Project Catches Ecologists’ Attention” from All Things Considered and determine the following:
- What is the hypothesis? Is it falsifiable? How is it being tested?
- What are the independent and dependent variables in the experiment?
- What are or should be the controls?
- What property or properties of life are involved?
Also, read chapter 1 of the textbook you’ve chosen for the semester, and come in with any questions you have on that material.