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Think about this…… Do you think chimpanzees can learn American Sign Language? How about use a computer? Why or why not?
Meet Jane Goodall…
SCIENTIFIC METHOD <ul><li>This is a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems </li></ul>
Is there only one scientific method? <ul><li>No! There are several versions of this scientific process ranging in the numb...
Problem <ul><li>This is a  question  you want to solve </li></ul>
Research <ul><li>To study & gather information about the problem you want to solve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Places to do rese...
Hypothesis <ul><li>To make an  educated guess  or  best guess  about what you think will happen in the experiment.  </li><...
Materials <ul><li>All of the tools and equipment you will need to complete the lab & solve the problem </li></ul>
Safety <ul><li>What safety equipment should you use/wear? </li></ul><ul><li>What safety precautions should you follow? </l...
Procedures <ul><li>Write down ALL of the steps you will need to follow so you can complete the lab & solve the problem </l...
Test Hypothesis <ul><li>It’s time to perform the experiment   </li></ul><ul><li>Follow your procedures </li></ul><ul><li>...
Organize Data <ul><li>Show your results by making graphs, charts, tables, pictures, diagrams, etc. </li></ul>
Conclusion Answer the following questions: <ul><li>Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? </li></ul><ul><li>What did yo...
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  1. 1. Think about this…… Do you think chimpanzees can learn American Sign Language? How about use a computer? Why or why not?
  2. 2. Meet Jane Goodall…
  3. 3. SCIENTIFIC METHOD <ul><li>This is a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems </li></ul>
  4. 4. Is there only one scientific method? <ul><li>No! There are several versions of this scientific process ranging in the number of steps. </li></ul><ul><li>However, all versions begin with a question to be answered based on observations of the world around us and provide an organized method for conducting and analyzing an experiment. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Problem <ul><li>This is a question you want to solve </li></ul>
  6. 6. Research <ul><li>To study & gather information about the problem you want to solve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Places to do research: your class notes, science book, library, internet, encyclopedia, television, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Hypothesis <ul><li>To make an educated guess or best guess about what you think will happen in the experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually has the words “If... Then” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IF I eat too much, THEN I will get sick </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Materials <ul><li>All of the tools and equipment you will need to complete the lab & solve the problem </li></ul>
  9. 9. Safety <ul><li>What safety equipment should you use/wear? </li></ul><ul><li>What safety precautions should you follow? </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to your safety manual </li></ul>
  10. 10. Procedures <ul><li>Write down ALL of the steps you will need to follow so you can complete the lab & solve the problem </li></ul>
  11. 11. Test Hypothesis <ul><li>It’s time to perform the experiment  </li></ul><ul><li>Follow your procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Make observations </li></ul><ul><li>Collect data </li></ul>
  12. 12. Organize Data <ul><li>Show your results by making graphs, charts, tables, pictures, diagrams, etc. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion Answer the following questions: <ul><li>Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn? </li></ul><ul><li>What did YOU do during the lab? </li></ul><ul><li>What were your results? </li></ul><ul><li>Were there any errors or problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you do anything different next time? </li></ul>
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