Critiquing an Experiment: Using the Scientific Method
In today’s lesson, a review of the scientific method was used as a guide for the students’ critique of a (fictional) experiment about dogs having a preference for certain colored foods. Students reviewed a lab notebook of questionable merit to learn about the design of good experiments, and the scientific method in general. After discussing the scientific strengths and weaknesses of the experimental notes, each group of students presented their findings to the rest of the class.
Students: If you’re curious what color(s) dogs can see, click on the link for an example.
Does this make you rethink the conclusion of the experiment?