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##### How to write a testable question

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1. How to write a testable question What is a testable question? How do we write a testable question? How do we turn a non-testable question into a testable question?

2. Today’s exploration will go here • What is a “Testable Question?” • How do we write a testable question? • How do we turn a non-testable question into a testable question? • If a question is not testable by experimentation, how would you find out the answer to it?

3. What is a testable question? A testable question is one that can be answered by designing and conducting an experiment.

4. How to write a testable question Testable questions have a similar format… What is the effect of ___________ on ________________? You are trying to find out if there is a Cause / Effect Relationship!

5. How to turn a non-testable question into a testable question: • Step 1: Read the question carefully. • Step 2: Determine the cause and effect in the relationship. • Step 3: Plug the cause and effect into the proper format.

6. Let’s try one… Step 1: Read the Question Carefully. Which brand of shoe makes you run faster, Nike or New Balance?

7. Let’s try one… Step 2: Determine the cause and effect in the question. Which brand of shoe makes you run faster, Nike or New Balance? Cause: shoe type Effect: running faster

8. Let’s try one… Step 3: Plug the cause and effect into the proper format… What is the effect of _______ on ______? What is the effect of shoe brand on running speed?

9. Not a testable question?no cause and effect relationship exists? If a question is not testable by experimentation, how would you find out the answer to it? For example, how could you find the answer to the question, “What color is a frog’s heart?” You cannot find a cause and effect relationship in this question.

10. Not a testable question?no cause and effect relationship exists? If a question is not testable by experimentation, how would you find out the answer to it? For example, how could you find the answer to the question, “What color is a frog’s heart?” You cannot find a cause and effect relationship in this question. You could look it up online or in a book.