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Experiment Design Analysis - Skunk Cabbage

Mr. Rick just read about an eastern U.S. species of skunk cabbage that warms its flower to almost 72 F° even when air temperatures are below freezing! Now he has a "thing" for skunk cabbages. He would like to do an experiment to see if our local species of skunk cabbage also heats its flowers. So help the guy out and design an experiment for him.


Answer these questions on a separate sheet of paper:

  1. What is the question ?
  2. What is a possible hypothesis?
  3. Manipulated variable =
  4. Responding variable =
  5. Controlled variables =
  6. Does this experiment have a control ?
  7. Is this quantitative or qualitative data ?

Extra Credit:

Using the lab report format create a lab report for this experiment.