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||01 Oct 2017|
|Owner||WSU Kenyon WOS Fall 2017|
|Explore||We know that basil is used for flavoring when cooking. The leaves are used for healing.|
|Research Question||Will warmer temperatures make basil germination rates higher?|
|Predictions||We are predicting that basil will have a higher germination rate when the seeds are placed into a warm area.|
|Experimental Design||We are going to put the basil seeds in 3 separate petri dishes. One at room temperature, and the other two at increasing temperatures.|
|Conclusion||Basil seeds grow best when the temperatures are lower and when they have a lot of moisture. Our data presents a few possible conclusions. One conclusion is that we did not use the necessary amount of water, either too much or not enough. We also did not put a rubber band on top of the lid to keep the moist air inside the dish and keep the dry air out.|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate Students|
|School Name||Wright State University|