In the previous video, Get Your Idea and Do Some Research, the JPL team demonstrates the power of observation. Ota mentions how we need to ask questions about the environment we see. This helps us to generate ideas and begin research in our areas of interest.
In this video Ota, Serina, and Arby teach us how to develop and idea and form a testable question using the following format: How does INPUT affect OUTPUT?
- How does ______ affect ______?
- How does A affect B?
- How does fertilizer affect plant height?
- How does changing the shape of a rocket’s fins affect its ability to fly?
- How does changing the type of water affect its ability to absorb thermal energy from the Sun?
Special thanks to the team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. On their website, you can view and download and assortment of educational materials such as NASA missions details, images, videos, audio and more.
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Practice making a testable question: How does INPUT affect OUTPUT? What INPUT | OUTPUT examples can you make?