• What is Science?
  • Steps:
    • Make observations and ask Qs
    • gather info (unordered)
    • form hypothesis
    • Test explanation
      • design study
      • conduct
      • analyse data - test for causes
    • draw conclusions - suggest causes

Report format

(available in BB)

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Abstract (executive summary) (include result/conclusion)
    • Write last
  • Intro
    • Background
    • Hypothesis
  • Results
    • Tables
    • Graphs
    • Narrative
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • References

Tips

  • Read article w/tips
  • Active tense

Drops on pennies report

  • Follow directions exactly
    • copy introduction

Electronic Devices in classroom

Methodology

  • Consider a device as an aggregate functional unit (each workstation, light fixture counts only once)
  • Use subsampling for personal devices