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    Scientific Method Scientific Method Presentation Transcript

    • 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
      • This is a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems
    • Is there only one scientific method?
      • No! There are several versions of this scientific process ranging in the number of steps.
      • 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.
    • Problem
      • This is a question you want to solve
    • Research
      • To study & gather information about the problem you want to solve
        • Places to do research: your class notes, science book, library, internet, encyclopedia, television, etc.
    • Hypothesis
      • To make an educated guess or best guess about what you think will happen in the experiment.
      • Usually has the words “If... Then”
        • IF I eat too much, THEN I will get sick
    • Materials
      • All of the tools and equipment you will need to complete the lab & solve the problem
    • Safety
      • What safety equipment should you use/wear?
      • What safety precautions should you follow?
      • Refer to your safety manual
    • Procedures
      • Write down ALL of the steps you will need to follow so you can complete the lab & solve the problem
    • Test Hypothesis
      • It’s time to perform the experiment 
      • Follow your procedures
      • Make observations
      • Collect data
    • Organize Data
      • Show your results by making graphs, charts, tables, pictures, diagrams, etc.
    • Conclusion Answer the following questions:
      • Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect?
      • What did you learn?
      • What did YOU do during the lab?
      • What were your results?
      • Were there any errors or problems?
      • Would you do anything different next time?