Lesson 3: Science teaser; What happened to Mom’s favorite pot?

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Read all the questions before you start:

  1.  Describe what happened to the garden pot. Be as detailed as you can
  2. How and why do you think the pot broke?
  3. Write a hypothesis
  4. Think of an alternative explanation
  5. Design an experiment to find out if you hypothesis is correct
  6. You may discuss your experimental protocol with your peers. Make sure you know the reasons behind each of the steps in your experiment
  7. Take into account the opinion of your peers and teacher and modify the experiment if warrant
  8. Let us carry out the experiment!
  9. What are the results?
  10. How can we avoid this from happening again to the same type of pot?
  11. How can we avoid this from happening again?