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The Scientific Method The scientific method is the way scientists get from asking a question to finding an answer.
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
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?
If an answer or solution is not found, repeat steps 2-5.
’ Make a guess - hypothesis . Take a look- observations . Write down observations - data . Make a picture of what you observed - graph, charts, tables . Decide what it means - conclusions .