Experiment Design - Bird Deterrents Questions

Answer these questions in complete sentences in your notebook.

  1. Where did this study take place?
  2. How many days of observations were there?
  3. How many pleasure boats were observed?     How many fishing boats?
  4. Did the study conclude that bird deterrents are effective?   Why?
  5. What bird deterrent was mentioned but not observed at the marina?
  6. What bird species was most abundant? Which was the least abundant?
  7. How could the study be strengthened?
  8. Was this a manipulative or an observational experiment? Why?
  9. What was the manipulated variable(s)?
  10. What was the responding variable(s)?
  11. What were the controlled variables?
  12. Was there a control group? If so what was it?