The Scientific Method
The process of the scientific method is one that involves questioning the reasoning behind the results. Each of the steps to question a planted aquarium was constructed under deep thought and personal experiences. The process of the scientific method can apply to any type of scientific study. Included in this paper is the scientific method of a planted aquarium and a real life example of the explanation of how a plant responds to light. With the plant either responding to natural sun light or artificial light and observing which grows the healthiest. Aside from the biology retrospect, this can also apply to something that is used on a daily basis. Therefore, in carefully creating a study one should be able to obtain the results of their observations. These are the steps that were obtained from the class website: Observation: Have you ever noticed if you place a plant near a window, that after a while, the plant grows or leans toward the window? Question: Have you ever wondered why the plant grows toward the window? Hypothesis: What reasons or factors can you list that might cause a plant to lean or grow toward a window? For example I think plants respond to the light from which they absorb some needed nutrient. Prediction: If it is true that plants respond to the light from which they absorb some needed nutrient then grow three plants in the light and three plants in the dark then see a difference or change in the direction the plant is growing/leaning. Results: The leaves of the three plants in the light stayed green while the leaves of the three plants in the dark turned pale yellow.
To test this experiment I would first try to figure out if the plant responds to the light or dark. I would try to keep it away from the window first to see the reaction of the plant. Then I would try to put the plant back in the light and test to see if the plant absorbs any nutrients while in the light....