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Mythbusters - Who Gets Wetter?
Student Worksheet

The main premise behind the scientific method is that any phenomenon in nature can be explained given enough research, observation, and experimentation. This episode of Mythbusters provides a great example of the scientific method in action to answer the question of whether one gets wetter by walking or running through a rainstorm.

Teachable Moment: This is one of the few episodes of Mythbusters where the viewer is shown the actual quantitative data collected by Adam and Jamie. Students can perform their own analysis of the data and form conclusions about the validity of the experiment.

Essential concepts: Scientific method, experimental design, experimental group, control group, independent variable, dependent variable, sample size

Answer Key: Available to teachers as part of the biology instructor resources subscription.

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