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The Scientific MethodIn Biology<br />Mr. Slate<br />
What is the Scientific Method?<br />Ask a Question<br />Do Research<br />Construct a Hypothesis<br />Test with an Experime...
Why is the Scientific Method Used?<br />It is Systematic<br />It organizes your thoughts and plans<br />It is universal<br />
Getting Started<br />Find a topic that interests you<br />ASK A QUESTION<br />Where?<br />When?<br />Why?<br />How?<br />
Do Background Research<br />Inform Yourself<br />Be Aware of Current Findings<br />Research Previous Experiments<br />
Construct a Hypothesis<br />Definition:  A tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical or empirica...
Test with an Experiment<br />Ask yourself:<br />What am I trying to prove?<br />Experiment give appropriate answers?<br />...
Test with an Experiment Continued…<br />Make sure your Experiment…<br />Has a Control Group<br />Has an Experimental Group...
Collect Data<br />Do NOT be bias<br />Be very systematic<br />Do NOT “contaminate” the data<br />
Analyze Results<br />Use Statistical Procedures<br />Mathematically describe discrepancies<br />Any unexpected factors pla...
Draw a Conclusion<br />Once again, do NOT be bias!<br />What does your analysis tell you?<br />Fulfill the hypothesis comp...
True or False<br />Didyour experiment produce expected results?<br />If not, why?<br />Was the experiment bad?<br />Was th...
Report Your Results<br />Create a detailed procedure<br />Make your research known<br />This is how science/knowledge prog...
Reflection<br />What have you learned?<br />What further research should be done?<br />This is the most important step<br />
Review<br />Ask a Question<br />Do Research<br />Construct a Hypothesis<br />Test with an Experiment<br />Collect Data, An...
Classroom Discussion<br />Do we ever use the scientific method in everyday life without even thinking about it?<br />What ...
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  1. 1. The Scientific MethodIn Biology<br />Mr. Slate<br />
  2. 2. What is the Scientific Method?<br />Ask a Question<br />Do Research<br />Construct a Hypothesis<br />Test with an Experiment<br />Collect Data, Analyze Results, Draw Conclusions<br />Report your Results<br />
  3. 3. Why is the Scientific Method Used?<br />It is Systematic<br />It organizes your thoughts and plans<br />It is universal<br />
  4. 4. Getting Started<br />Find a topic that interests you<br />ASK A QUESTION<br />Where?<br />When?<br />Why?<br />How?<br />
  5. 5. Do Background Research<br />Inform Yourself<br />Be Aware of Current Findings<br />Research Previous Experiments<br />
  6. 6. Construct a Hypothesis<br />Definition: A tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical or empirical consequences<br />Should Make Sense<br />Should Be Falsifiable<br />hypotheses. (2009). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.Retrieved September 29, 2009, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypotheses<br />
  7. 7. Test with an Experiment<br />Ask yourself:<br />What am I trying to prove?<br />Experiment give appropriate answers?<br />Experiment give strong supportive answers?<br />
  8. 8. Test with an Experiment Continued…<br />Make sure your Experiment…<br />Has a Control Group<br />Has an Experimental Group<br />Limits Outside Factors<br />Is Repeatable<br />
  9. 9. Collect Data<br />Do NOT be bias<br />Be very systematic<br />Do NOT “contaminate” the data<br />
  10. 10. Analyze Results<br />Use Statistical Procedures<br />Mathematically describe discrepancies<br />Any unexpected factors play a role?<br />
  11. 11. Draw a Conclusion<br />Once again, do NOT be bias!<br />What does your analysis tell you?<br />Fulfill the hypothesis completely<br />
  12. 12. True or False<br />Didyour experiment produce expected results?<br />If not, why?<br />Was the experiment bad?<br />Was the hypothesis false?<br />
  13. 13. Report Your Results<br />Create a detailed procedure<br />Make your research known<br />This is how science/knowledge progresses<br />Reflect on experiment<br />
  14. 14. Reflection<br />What have you learned?<br />What further research should be done?<br />This is the most important step<br />
  15. 15. Review<br />Ask a Question<br />Do Research<br />Construct a Hypothesis<br />Test with an Experiment<br />Collect Data, Analyze Results, Draw Conclusions<br />Report your Results<br />
  16. 16. Classroom Discussion<br />Do we ever use the scientific method in everyday life without even thinking about it?<br />What are some examples?<br />
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