Inorganic fertilizers contribute to water pollution and your town is encouraging its citizens to switch from inorganic fertilizers to organic fertilizers, like seaweed powder, so as to minimize pollution. You have a prize winning zucchini garden that you fertilize with inorganic fertilizers. Being a good researcher and critical thinker, you are not convinced that the seaweed powder will yield the same results as the inorganic fertilizer you have used for years with good results. You do some research and read several articles about the effectiveness of soluble seaweed powder as a plant fertilizer. In order to draw your own conclusion based on scientific evidence, you decide to conduct an experiment in your garden.
Design an experiment to test the following hypothesis: Soluble seaweed powder is just as effective as using inorganic fertilizer on my zucchini garden. Be sure to include descriptions of your test subjects, sample size, controlled variables, dependent variable, independent variable, experimental control, the type of data collected, hypothetical results, and conclusion in your experiment. Does your conclusion support the hypothesis?