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  1. 1. Conducting a Science Experiment using The Scientific Method<br />
  2. 2. Question for class: <br />What is similar about these two processes?<br />Problem Solving Process<br />Define and Identify the Problem <br />Analyze the Problem <br />Identifying Possible Solutions <br /> Develop an Action Plan <br /> Evaluating Solutions <br /> Selecting the Best Solutions <br /> Develop an Action Plan <br /> Implement the Solution<br />VS<br />
  3. 3. Comparison of problem solving and the scientific method:<br />SCIENTIFIC METHOD:<br />PROBLEM SOLVING: <br />Ask a question: In choosing your experiment, what do you want to know or find out? <br /> Do background research: Once you have chose what you want to test, you must look up information to decide how you will form your experiment.<br />Define and identify a problem: In choosing your experiment look for something unsolved and ask yourself, can I do research on this and solve this problem?<br />Analyze the problem, identify possible solutions and develop an action plan: In your experiment you research your topic and think of possible ways of finding the solution, then you form your “action plan” in this case- your experiment.<br />
  4. 4. Comparison continued..<br />SCIENTIFIC METHOD:<br />PROBLEM SOLVING:<br />Form hypothesis: You will ask the question of what you are trying to test, or what you want to invent.<br />Test hypothesis: You will set up your experiment and record data.<br />Analyze data and draw conclusion: Gather your data and form the solution to the question or problem. Inventors prove your invention works and is important.<br />Implement the solution: In your experiment you will test the solutions and find which is the best solution. Once you have your results and data recorded, you will show evidence of your results in a lab report and science board presentation. <br />
  5. 5. Use this website for help on how to do a science<br />
  6. 6. is a great website for students to use to get helpful hints on how to make a high school level science experiment and tips on how to set up a science fair board. This picture is from the website. Go on the website today and check out other science boards!<br />Some hints science fair girl gives on her website is:<br />Now that you are in high school, many students are using “double boards” which are taller and can display more information<br />Use a “log book”, many judges look for log books at high school level, be sure to include digital pictures.<br />When choosing a science project- it should be on a slightly higher scale, but don't make it too complicated.<br />
  7. 7. Solution Creation:<br />When you choose your topic, state your problem, form your predicted outcome, test your possible solutions and gather your data, you then form a final conclusion, aka create a solution.<br />
  8. 8. Technology can be helpful when conducting a science experiment:<br />Convert ~ the unit calculator:<br />An application for iPhone users. Can use this application in your experiment, if you need to change units from say feet to meters ect.<br />Also calcuates: pressure, power, speed, temperature, and time. By using this application your data’s accuracy is enhanced.<br />
  9. 9. “Numbers” application By Apple<br />NUMBERS is a spreadsheet application made for the iPad. Tap to create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets in minutes. A spreadsheet is a great way to combine your experiment’s data in an organized and eye catching way. The more neat and accurate your data is for people to view, the higher you will score.<br />