Fall 2008 Dr.
Homework #9 Write on this and turn in at section meeting.
My name: __________________
1. Describe a time when you used the scientific method in your everyday life (not in our class). Explain how your actions were an everyday example of the scientific method. Did you experiment? Gather data? Were you skiing? Cooking?
Design a scientific test of one of the two topics below. Please think carefully about your design, taking into account the characteristics of science and pseudoscience we have discussed in class.
Because both situations involve people, and therefore the possibility of subconscious bias, you may want to consider the idea of using a control group, like we discussed in class when talking about how you would test a new headache pill. (continue on the back if more writing space needed).