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The Scientific Method

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Jonathan Plummer

on 30 August 2017

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Transcript of The Scientific Method

Communicate Results

or

Retest

What is the Scientific Method?
It is a thought process that scientists use to differentiate between
science
and
pseudoscience
.
Remember
The Scientific Method must be based on testable questions, not opinions:

Does God exist?

Mr. Plummer is weird.

Penguins look stupid.
Design an Experiment
Remember This???
What are the Variables?

Independent
Dependent
Control
Analyze Results
Draw a Conclusion
Don't forget to compare
your data with all of the
other experiments.
Individual Data
Was the
hypothesis
correct or incorrect?
Other things to consider:
Qualitative Data
Vs
Quantitative Data


Hypothesis
Comes from observations
Must be testable!
Not a guess! Should be based on logical thought
Design an Experiment
Peer Review in Science
Independent Variable

Dependent Variable

Controlled Variables
Types of Variables
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