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# Scientific Methodintro

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• 1. The Scientific Method The scientific method is the way scientists get from asking a question to finding an answer.
• 2. Scientific Terminology data: information that you collect and record when you make observations or during an experiment scientific method: The process scientists use to find answers to questions or to find solutions to problems. The method uses organized steps to gather information and to test ideas. five senses: hear, see, smell, feel, and taste model: a representation of an actual object made to help you see things that cannot be observed easily experiment: the plan or test you design to find answers or to solve a problem hypothesis: a sensible guess or prediction of what you expect the answer to your question may be
• 3.
• 4. Identify a problem & Research the problem Step 1
• State Problem or Question: What do you want to learn?
• What do you want to know in the world?
• What do you observe?
• Research: Find out as much as you can.
• 5. Formulate a hypothesis Step 2
• Hypothesis/Prediction: Try to predict the answer to the problem.
• Another term for hypothesis is 'educated guess'. This is usually stated like
• &quot; If I...(do something) then...(this will occur)
• Use observations and prior knowledge to form a guess
• or prediction on how to solve your problem or answer the question.
• 6. Conduct an experiment Step 3
• Experiment/Procedure: The fun part! Design a test or procedure to confirm
• Plan, design and carry out an experiment to test your hypothesis.
• How will you test your hypothesis?
• 7. Record and Organize Data Step 4
• Record and Organize Data: Record what happened during the experiment.
• Record observations and data collected.
• What are your results from the experiment?
• How will you organize your data?
• 8. Reach a conclusion Step 5
• Conclusion: Review the data and check to see if your hypothesis was correct.
• Analyze data for a solution or answer.
• Do they agree with your hypothesis?
• What new facts have you discovered?
• Summarize findings.