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Names: Period:Except where specified, answer all questions in complete sentences!Step 1. Generate a hypothesis about the health of a stream in your watershed. Write it in the space provided below.2. Now you will design an experiment to test your hypothesis. a. Consult the handout your group was given called “What’s in a Watershed: The Parameters.” This handout goes over several of the different things scientists can measure to determine the health of a watershed. Choose three parameters your group will test. List them below.#1:_ ____________________ #2: _____________________ #3: _____________________b. Explain in your own words why each parameter matters to the health of a stream (1-2 sentences for each). Also include one sentence explaining what you predict you will find with your test of that parameter (hint: your predicted outcome should make sense with your original hypothesis).Parameter 1: Parameter 2:Parameter 3:3. Do the experiment. Each experiment will be slightly different. On a separate sheet of paper, write down exactly what you do. Do not copy the instructions from the test kit word for word. Also, do not just list things like you were making a recipe. Write this as if you were writing a paragraph explaining to someone how to do the test. Do this for all three parameters. This is theMethods section of your lab report, and will be turned in with this handout.4.Collect your data. Use the data sheets associated with each test kit. Be sure to turn your data sheets in, as well!5. Results: What did you get? In a scientific paper, your results section is where you report whatyou found, but you don’t interpret it yet. It’s a place to just report the data. You are already turning in all of your data; use the space below to report a summary of your data.Parameter 1: _____________Parameter 2: _____________Parameter 3: _____________6. Discussion. In a scientific paper, this is the part where the scientist explains what all the results mean. So – you have all of your results for each of your experiments. For each experiment, explain what that result means. Was it the result you predicted? If it wasn’t, can you think of any reason it may not have been?Parameter 1: ________________Parameter 2: ________________Parameter 3: ________________7. Conclusion: Now look at all three of your tests together. Do all three indicate the same thing? Do they support your hypothesis? If all three of your tests together don’t suggest the same thing,what do you think about your hypothesis? Feel free to talk to other groups and see what they gotfor their results, as well. Is your stream a place you’d like to go swimming? Do you think it’s healthy for wildlife? Can you make any recommendations for people to keep their watershed healthy, or to improve their watershed’s health? Your conclusion should read like a narrative, notlike you are answering a series of


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