Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hypothesis and Variables (Ryan)

Research Topic: Chemistry of Ice-Cream Making : Lowering the Freezing Point of Water

Hypothesis: Adding different chemicals into water will cause the freezing point to decrease



- Water that was used.
- Place where the experiment is held
- Amount of Chemical added into the solution

- Chemical that was used

- The time taken to find the target during a visual search

Hypothesis of Rainbow Fire Project (Zhiyong)

Rainbow Fire Project

Hypothesis : If I burn different chemicals, they will change into many different colours. 

Constant Variable :
Time used to burn
Amount of chemical

Independent Variable : 
The type of chemicals available

Dependent Variable : 
Colour produced by the chemicals

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hypothesis and Variables (Cherlyn)

Research Topic: The Chemistry of Hair Highlights

Hypothesis: To investigate how hydrogen-peroxide based hair treatments change the color of human hair.


- Type of human hair
- Location of experiment
-Type of hair highlight

- Amount of hydrogen-peroxide used

- Color of the hair

Hypothesis and Variables (Sean)

Research Topic: The Brains behind "Where's Waldo"

Hypothesis: To investigate if the number of distractors will affect the ability to find a certain target during a visual search.



- The target
- The eyesight of the visual searcher
- The photo

- Number of distractors in the photo

- The time taken to find the target during a visual search

What is a Hypothesis?

A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Research Questions

Comment your research questions that you have found out and is interested to do.

What is Science?

Questions to ponder about...

1) What is science?
2) What are scientific methods?