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Got Yeast?

For this lab, you'll need to add an item to your grocery list: one 0.25oz. packet of Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast. You can find it at any grocery store. It often comes in a strip of 3 packets.

Want to save some dough? (See what I did there?!) Ask your mom or grandma for a packet...they've probably got one hanging out in the pantry.

"Dry yeast" by Ranveig is licensed under Public Domain 


The Scientific Method

The scientific method is a systematic process by which scientists try to reveal truth about the world. This method of investigation has four main steps:

  1. Observe and describe
  2. Formulate a hypothesis
  3. Experiment
  4. Conclude

Sources for Information

In order to create a thoughtful hypothesis and experiment, you need to educate yourself about the organism or phenomenon which you have been observing. Try these sources:

Brown Library

3095 Colonial Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Phone: 540.857.7303

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