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Cat - Case of the Gasping Garbage
Terms in this set (20)
Method; way of doing things
To overpower; to make helpless
someone selling goods or services in the same market as another person
the results of an investigation
a small group separate from other similar small groups.
the act of chasing
What is Drake's first rule of science?
He couldn't allow his excitement to overwhelm his good scientific sense
Why does the garbage can make a burping sound?
The yeast in the garbage can was producing carbon dioxide gas, so the gas escaping the can made the burping sound.
How does Drake & Nell use their "scientific method" to prove they are good scientists?
They have a notebook where they write down all their observations, they make an hypothesis, then try to simulate or reproduce the results to prove their hypothesis. Their observations were: can sounded hollow, Gabby's dad was a baker (maybe he threw something in the can), it smelled like bread baking, recorded the temperature of the can (87).
-Wild hair the color of cinnamon toast w/ glasses
-has a homemade lab
-calls himself a science detective
- his mother is caterer, his dad owned a science equipment and supply company
- 5th grader
- beginner scientist
- she had coffee colored hair in a ponytail
- she was a vegetarian
- her mother was biology professor at Mossy Lake University
Where did the story take place? The Setting?
Mossy Lake @ Drake Doyle's lab & at Gabby Talberg's basement.
What was their hypothesis?
Gabby's father threw away flour and yeast that created the burping sound because it was heated up.
Was their hypothesis correct?
Yes. Yeast plus starch (flour) & moisture & heat produces Carbon dioxide gas.
What did the receive as a reward?
2 loaves of bread (extra raisins, extra nuts)
Who is the other scientist that Gabby threatens to call if Doyle & Fossey don't hurry over?
James Frisco the bad, mad scientist. Bad & mad because he doesn't use good judgement or scientific methods to solve things.
What did Gabby tell Doyle when he called?
Hurry, there is a Monster in his garbage can. He was home alone & the garbage can was making loud noises like a blood sucking monster
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