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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|Created||19 Feb 2019|
|Owner||MHS Miranda Spring 2019|
|Research Question||We have decided to test which way of planting is the best between hydroponics, aquaponics, or the conventional way of planting. We came up with the question because we were curious to see which way of planting would be best to grow.|
|Predictions||We predict that the aquaponics will work best. The fish will benefit the growth of the plant as the plants will benefit the fish because the fish's waste will be used as a good fertilizer and the plant will purify the fish's environment. Which will cause everything to grow.|
|Experimental Design||Our plan is to figure out which way of planning is the best.We will test a hydroponics, aquaponics, and the conventional way of planting. For the hydroponic we have used a cut gallon, rockwool, and styrofoam. For the aquaponics we used the same size gallon, a aquarium filter, 4 freshwater fish, rockwool, and styrofoam. We will measure the growth of the plant and the water temperature. We will keep the watering and feeding of the fish constant. We will use our science notebooks to record our data.|
|Conclusion||We can claim that the fish will be a good use to the plants as the plants will benefit the fish. The possible explanation is that the waste from the fish will be used as a fertilizer and the plant will purify the living environment for the fish.|
|Grade Level||High School Students (Grades 9,10,11,12)|
|School Name||Mendota High School|