Cupric Sulfate Hypothesis

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The Correlation Between Paramecium and Cupric Sulfate Hypothesis: The class came to the decision to use cupric sulfate as the collaborative experiment we were about to perform. Prior, each group performed similar experiments, where each group added different chemicals to paramecium cells to see if the chemical will have any effect on their speed. After each group presented their findings, we decided to remake the experiment using the chemical group 2 used, cupric sulfate. The class came to the alternative hypothesis that the presence of cupric sulfate will affect the speed of the paramecium cells. Our null hypothesis was that the cupric sulfate would have no affect on the paramecium speed. Experimental Design: To begin, there were five stations, each setting up the exact same experimental design but with varying amounts of paramecium caudatum culture added. The…show more content…
Being that my |t-calculated| was significantly higher than the critical t value, my hypothesis is supported. According to the data, the T-test results for treatment levels 0 and 100 mL support the class hypothesis, the increase of cupric sulfate will affect the speed of the paramecium cells. As stated by the Hiskey and Maeda (2003), cupric sulfate is a chemical found in plant fertilizer. Thus, based on this data, the conclusion that fertilizer affects paramecium cells can be made. For future experiments, other chemicals found in other substances should be used in replace of cupric sulfate in this experiment, testing the same hypothesis. That way, we can learn what substances affect the lives of paramecium cells. If so, is it a positive effect or a negative effect, like plant fertilizer has. Valuable information can be obtained regarding paramecium cells and what substance can hinder their

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