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Copy of Scientific Method

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on 14 September 2015

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Transcript of Copy of Scientific Method

The Scientific Method
Step #1
Ask a Question
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a statement that requires an answer
You can't find the answer until you know the question after all!
Step 2
Making Observations
Observations
are made with your five senses or a scientific instrument and they are facts
Step #3
Develop a Hypothesis
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A hypothesis

is somewhere between a statement and a guess. It

is a proposed explanation for something that was observed.

One example of a hypothesis might be, "All flowers are yellow."
- it is something that can be tested
Step #4
Design an Experiment
- you need to keep all the variables the same, except one, the one you are testing

Variable
- 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?
No
Yes
Step #6
Come to a Conclusion
- look for trends and specific pieces of data that can either support or not support your hypothesis
Is the data inaccurate or the experiment flawed?
Yes
Modify / Change the Experiment
No

Scientific Method is
the scientific method is a way for scientists to study and learn things.
It doesn't matter what the scientist is trying to learn, using the scientific method can help them come up with an answer.
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