Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Scientific Method

No description

Matthew Halloran

on 29 September 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Scientific Method

The Scientific Method
Step #1
Pose a Question
- a statement that requires an answer
- what is a question that you would like to learn more about?
Step 2
Making Observations and Inferences
- made with your five senses or a scientific instrument
- they are facts
- an inference is an interpretation of an observation
- they are not facts
- can you suggest some examples of inferences?
Step #3
Develop a Hypothesis
- a hypothesis is a possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question
- it usually is an if ... then statement
- it is something that can be tested
- get with your table partner and develop a hypothesis
Step #4
Design an Experiment
- you need to keep all the variables the same, except one, the one you are testing

- factors that can change or be changed in an experiment
Independent Variable
- the variable that is changed
- the variable whose effect is being studied
Controlled Variables
- variables in an experiment that a scientist purposely keeps the same
Dependent Variable
- the variable that is measured in the experiment
Step #5
Analyze the Data
- Is the data reliable?
- Does the data support or not support your hypothesis?
Step #6
Come to a Conclusion
- look for trends and specific pieces of data that can either support or not support your hypothesis
write a conclusion
that summarizes the important parts of your experiment and the results
Is the data inaccurate or the experiment flawed?
Modify / Change the Experiment
Full transcript