A TASTEFUL Experiment

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Compare thought preference to the actual preference. Class members conduct a quick experiment to determine the type of soda they actually prefer. The lesson involves surveying the pupils about the type soda they normally drink followed by a blind taste test. Using the class information, scholars summarize the data and determine the appropriate population represented by the surveyed individuals.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have classmates develop a survey, an experiment, and an observational study that would gather information about the same topic
  • Lead a discussion on how to change the experiment to make a wider claim
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should know the difference between surveys, experiments, and observational studies
Pros
  • Provides guiding questions that increase in difficulty
  • Students can use the data they collect in other lessons
Cons
  • None
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