Scientific Method Worksheet: Answer the following questions about the scientific method and a controlled experiment. Write the answers on your own paper.
Part A: True or False
Decide whether each statement is true or false.
Read through each scenario and answer the following questions.
Mr. Higgenbottom wants to know the effect of different colors of light on the height of rose bushes. He believes that rose bushes can grow taller when exposed to green light. He buys 5 rose bushes of the same species, which are all approximately the same age and height. He places one in white light, one in blue light, one in green light, one in red light and one in a dark box. All of the rose bushes are planted in the same soil and given 300 mL of water once a day for 3 weeks. After the three weeks, Mr. Higgenbottom observes the rose bushes and makes measurements.
Which of the following would BEST describe the “Statement of the Problem?”
Which of the following BEST describes Mr. Higgenbottom’s hypothesis?
The following table shows the results from the experiment.
Plant/Light Plant Height
White 7 inches
Blue 10 inches
Green 12.5 inches
Red 8 inches
No Light No growth
Which of the following would be a valid conclusion for this experiment?