Do Dogs Understand English?
life science project.
She did the best out of all of my dogs.
She did the worst. She got really confused.
She was second best but the command "down" got her.
Problem- A matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcame. (A situation that needs to be over come.)
Hypothesis- A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation. (An educated guess.)
Independent Variable - A variable (often denoted by x) whose variation does not depend on that of another. (The variable that will not change.)
Dependent Variable- A variable (often denoted by y) whose value depends on that of another. (A variable that will change.)
Control- The standard piece of data. (normal)
Experiment Procedure- The specific techniques used in conducting a particular experiment. (How to do the experiment.)
1)Get multiple dogs (friend's dogs work too)
2)Ask them regular commands (sit, stay, down)
3)Ask them commands that are not real in different tones of voices (zit, tay, lown)
4)Collect data (I used a data table (shown below) it made everything so much easier)