Many students think of the scientific method as a step-by-step process that all scientists follow in order. But real research is rarely so neat and tidy…it is really more of a research cycle or spiral because things you learn in one step can change your ideas about what you’ve already done or about next steps.
It is OK to change your thinking! We encourage you to go back and edit things you write in this section at any time as your ideas change. Just remember to ADD to your entries (put new stuff at the top) and don’t delete or overwrite anything you or other students in your group have written.
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|Title||gehsbeardsleyfall2017 project 2|
|Access||public [View public profile]|
|Created||13 Sep 2017|
|Owner||GEHS Beardsley Fall 2017|
|Grade Level||High School Students (Grades 9,10,11,12)|
|School Name||Glenbard East High School|
|About this Project||
This team consistently shared enthusiastic updates about the progress of their experiment and seemed to genuinely care about understanding the plant growth differences between their phyB mutant plants and control groups. In addition, they uploaded photos of their experiment on a nearly daily basis and implemented all recommendations given by their advisor for statistical analysis and graphical representation of their data. Other teams would benefit by taking such thorough, consistent data and photographic documentation for the entire duration of the experiment like this team has done. They would also do well by following this team's example of utilizing the insight and expertise provided by their mentor to learn as much as possible about plant physiology and experimental design.