First Name: Aaron
Age: 6
Experiment Title: Comparison of Traffic Patterns During Rush Hour and Non-Rush Hour
What was your hypothesis?: My hypothesis was that when it was rush hour (5:00pm) there would be more cars driving on our street.My estimate was that at 4:00pm there would be 2 cars per minute, and that at 5:00pm there would be 4 cars per minute.
What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.: My eyes
Alexa (for a timer)
What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.: Step 1: At 4pm, set Alexa for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Look with your eyes to count how many cars were driving by the window.
Step 3: Count the cars.
Step 4: After the timer rings, write down how many cars you saw.
Step 5: Repeat those steps again at 5pm.
What were the results of your experiment?: At 4pm, I saw and counted 11 cars. At 5pm, I saw and counted 20 cars.
What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? What did you learn?: When it was 4pm, I estimated 10 cars total, but there were 11 cars.When it was 5pm, I estimated 20 cars total, and there were 20 cars total.
My hypothesis was correct, but how many I estimated was 1 car wrong for 4pm. At 5pm, my estimate was right on.
This indicates that on Fridays there are more cars that drive by during rush hour than other times of the day.
Lab Report: Comparison of Traffic Patterns During Rush Hour and Non-Rush Hour