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Choose two non-human species that interact with each other, such as bees and flowers, or predator and prey species, or two species that compete

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Start with an Introduction/Observation and move through the steps of the Scientific Method as outlined below. Not really doing the experiment just writing down what you would do to test your hypothesis.

Start by observing the living species around you. Ever wonder why a pollinator is attracted to a particular flower, or what would happen to predator species if a particular prey species is eliminated? If you were a scientist you could do an experiment to answer your question.

Start with an Introduction/Observation and move through the steps of the Scientific Method as outlined below.

Observations / Introduction: Describe your observation. Include background information about your observations that you have found using references. List and cite references using APA format.

Question: Ask a question about the observation that you have made.

Hypothesis: Write a statement that describes your explanation for the observation and question.

Prediction: What do you predict as outcomes (results) of this experiment? (An "If ... Then" Statement)

Controlled Experiment and Methods: Describe the experiment, variables to be held constant, variable to be tested, and controls. What data will be collected? Keep this simple and test only one variable at a time; holding the others constant.

Results: Give the results (data) for the experiment. This will be created (imagined) by you since you are not actually doing this experiment.

Conclusion / Discussion: Do you reject or accept the hypothesis based on the results? Discuss what this means in terms of the hypothesis, or need for additional experiments, or perhaps practical use of the results.

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