Scientific Method Steps and Song

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Credit for this goes to Ed Chang. I've edited and modified, but the song is his idea (I beleive). Anyway... clever way to remember scientific method and a song for remembering it.

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Scientific Method Steps and Song

  1. 1. CATALYST 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 answer questions and solve problems </li></ul>
  4. 4. SCIENTIFIC METHOD <ul><li>SIX </li></ul><ul><li>GREAT </li></ul><ul><li>FARMERS </li></ul><ul><li>PLANT </li></ul><ul><li>ALL </li></ul><ul><li>DAY </li></ul>
  5. 5. Six: State the Problem <ul><li>The scientist identifies the question or subject that he/she wishes to study </li></ul>
  6. 6. Great: Gather Information <ul><li>The scientist researches the subject that he/she is studying. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Places to do research: library, internet, encyclopedia, television, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Farmers: Form Hypothesis <ul><li>A hypothesis is the scientist’s educated guess or best guess about what 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. Plant: Perform Experiment <ul><li>Scientists develop a way to test their hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Variable : part of the experiment that can be changed or controlled </li></ul><ul><li>Dependent Variable : What is measured in the experiment </li></ul>
  9. 9. All: Analyze Data <ul><li>Scientists compile data into charts and graphs </li></ul><ul><li>This helps make sense of the information taken from the experiment </li></ul>
  10. 10. Day: Draw Conclusions <ul><li>Scientist decides whether the original hypothesis was correct. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the answer is “ YES ” then you are done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the answer is “ NO ” then a new hypothesis is made and you repeat the experiment </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. A Mystery Song… <ul><li>Raise your hand if you know what this song is. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Scientific Method Song Produced by Master “G” with Nelly and the St. Lunatics
  13. 13. While we’re in the studio <ul><li>TIME IS MONEY </li></ul><ul><li>MONEY IS TIME </li></ul>
  14. 14. Scientific Method Song - 1st Verse (To the tune of Ride Wit’ Me - Nelly) If you got a question needs an answer you see, Gotta gather information in the library Oh why must I do it this way? MUST BE THE METHOD!
  15. 15. Scientific Method Song - 2nd Verse First hypothesize what the answer could be, Then perform an experiment 1-2-3 Oh why must I do it this way? MUST BE THE METHOD!
  16. 16. Scientific Method Song - 3rd Verse Then record the data in the data sheet, Draw up some conclusions and then repeat Oh why must I do it this way? MUST BE THE METHOD!

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