Hi 6th Graders. Here are the guideline for the Potato Lab Report. It is due Wednesday, and I will go over the requirements in more detail in class on Monday. But for those of you who want to get an early start on it this weekend, this is want I want:
-(3) Controlled Variables
I want you to focus on the results section. Include:
-A paragraph explanation of how the plot with cut plants did compared with the normal plants.
-Explain how photosynthesis might have affected the results.
-Mention: medians, maximum values, minimum values, and any other values you think are noteworthy.
-A data table of just the averages.
-A box plot (we will construct this in class on Monday).
-One other graph (ex. bar, line, pie)
I will post a link to the whole class results next week (after you all have a chance to guess the total weight) that you can use for your graphs. You should also bring your USB drive to class on Monday.
Today I took the potatoes to the Food Bank. They were very happy to receive them. We weighed them there as well, and the weight matched (pretty closely) the sum of all the individual potatoes that you all weighed, which was good news.
Have a great weekend!