Live Ecology Talks
Episode 3: Experiments
How do you design an experiment to test your ideas!? We look at what an experiment is, how to design one and what you need to know before you start. We break down the word hypothesis and theory (in science there is fact, hypothesis, theory and law). Today we trial two experiments: bees and their preference for flower colour; and the germination and growth rates of beans in soil, compost and coffee mix. You can do these yourself at home!
Details on how to conduct the experiment are below! Click to expand, feel free to save or share!
The resulting time lapse video is also below!
This session is broken down into:
00:00 – Waiting for people to join/getting the snake out
03:06 – Introduction: Experiments & Design
13:30 – Bees & Flower Colour Preference
20:15 – Beans: Germination & Growth Trials
40:05 – Experiment Summary & Bee/Garden Check
46:23 – Episode 1 Research Task Answer & Question Time