Complete the Final Project
Science Meets Real Life
Whether you think of yourself as an up and coming scientist or not, you use science every day. You will explore how you apply different aspects of science in your daily life in a two part project. In 1,000-words (minimum), discuss the following:
The Scientific Method
Each and every day, you are faced with having to make split-second decisions, and the need to solve random problems that you encounter. To reach those decisions and work those problems out, you are subconsciously using the scientific method. Apply the steps of the Scientific Method to two situations that could occur in your everyday life. Use the scientific method in the first scenario provided by your instructor to solve the problem at hand.
Please come up with a second detailed scenario on your own, using the categories provided by your instructor, and follow the same steps in the scientific method to find a resolution.
For both scenarios, be sure to use terminology from the scientific method (hypothesis, experiment, etc.) while describing how you would address each problem, as well as a minimum of 3 references to provide factual support.
Scenario 1: Read the course announcements to find out the assigned scenario for your project.(It is the first cold day of fall, so you decide to turn your heat on to take the “chill” out of the house. It does not turn on when you adjust the thermostat. What could be wrong? What will you do? It is a gas furnace.)
Scenario 2: Develop your own detailed problem and apply the scientific method to solve it. Your problem should fall within one of the assigned categories provided by your instructor within the course announcements.
Your Final Project should be a minimum of 1,000-words written in APA style format. As always, be sure to provide appropriate citations, references, and links to any information you use in this paper. Be sure to also avoid copying and pasting large sections of text from any given source. For help with citations, refer to the APA Quick Reference.
Running head: UNIT 9 ASSIGNMENT 1
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Unit 9 Assignment
Your Name (Note: Please change this before you submit your paper!)
The first paragraph is always the introduction with thesis statement. Please visit the KUWC for tutorials on writing introductions, writing transitions between paragraphs, and on writing strong paragraphs. (Note: Please replace the sample paragraphs with your content before you submit your paper!)
Scientific method: Scenario 1
Scenario assigned by instructor: _____________________________________________
Step 1-Ask question: Ask any one question you are curious about. For example, why is this scenario occurring? Or, how can I stop or fix this scenario?
Step 2-Do background research: Research what might cause this scenario or a way to stop or fix this scenario.
Step 3-Construct hypothesis: State your one hypothesis.
Step 4-Test with an experiment: Describe your experiment.
Step 5-Analyze and report results: Describe your results and how you drew your conclusion.
Scientific method: Scenario 2
Your problem must fall within one of the following three categories. Choose a problem and follow the steps in the scientific method to find a resolution.
a. A problem with an appliance at your home
b. A problem with an injured or sick pet, family member, or friend
c. A problem faced at your place of work or school
Step 1-Ask question
Step 2-Do background research
Step 3-Construct hypothesis
Step 4-Test with an experiment
Step 5-Analyze and report results
The last paragraph is always the conclusion. Please visit the KUWC for tutorials on writing conclusions. (Note: Please replace the sample paragraphs with your content before you submit your paper!)
(WARNING: Only list a source on this References page if you have also cited it parenthetically in text. And please DELETE this warning and the example references before you submit your paper!)
Kaplan University. (2007). The scientific method. Retrieved from Kaplan University, SC300 – Big Ideas in Science: From Methods to Mutation website.
Trefil, J. & Hazen, R.M. (2010). The sciences: An integrated approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Retrieved from Kaplan University, SC300 – Big Ideas in Science: From Methods to Mutation website.