Now that we’ve covered the essential concepts of scientific inquiry and properties of life, let’s wrap up with two more examples. For the news story and video clip below, answer the following questions.
What’s the hypothesis? Is it falsifiable?
What are or should be the controls?
What are the independent and dependent variables?
- What properties of life are involved?
- The NPR News story “Sixth-Grader’s Science Project Catches Ecologists’ Attention“
- Carl Sagan’s description of the Viking lander biological experiments in episode 5 of Cosmos at 32 minutes in.