Whatever is on power point WRITE DOWN in your Science Journal under “Notes” If you missed the notes you can get it by: Asking a friend Getting it from the computer lab Going to www.sliwinskistuff.blogspot.com NOTETAKING HINTS
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Will be RANDOMLY collected as a check up.
Do not lose it or even think of coming into class without it!!!!
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The Scientific Method The scientific method is the only scientific way accepted to back up a theory or idea. This is the method on which all research projects should be based. The Scientific Method is used by researchers to support or disprove a theory.
The Scientific Method The Scientific Method involves 6 steps: State the Problem GATHER INFORMATION Hypothesis Test Hypothesis Record and Analyze Conclusion
The Scientific Method STATE THE PROBLEM Question- You ask a question about what you observe. State the problem or question.
The Scientific Method GATHER INFORMATION Observation- You observe something in the material world, using your senses or machines which are basically extensions of those senses. AH—Look at this!
The Scientific Method HYPOTHESIS Hypothesis- You predict what you think the answer to your question might be.
The Scientific Method TEST THE HYPOTHESIS Method- You figure out a way to test whether the hypothesis is correct. The outcome must be measurable (quantifiable). Record and analyze data.
The Scientific Method RECORD AND ANALYZE Result- You do the experiment using the method you came up with and record the results. You repeat the experiment to confirm your results by retesting.
The Scientific Method CONCLUSION State Conclusion- You state whether your prediction was confirmed or not and try to explain your results.
LAB – “David and His Car” http://www.occc.edu/biologylabs/Documents/Scientific%20Method/Car_not_start.htm
Could David had more than two hypothesis? If so, give one more. (3-4 complete sentences) Put in order: Hypothesizing Conclusion Experimentation/Test the Hypothesis Gather information Record/Analyze State the Problem Journal
Experimental group The group on which a test is performed Control group The group used as a standard for comparison Constants Conditions present in the control and experimental groups that remain the same throughout the experiment Variables Conditions present only in the experimental group Always make sure there is only one per experiment! TERMS TO KNOW
http://www.brainpop.com/science/scientificinquiry/scientificmethod/ POP Quiz http://www.brainpop.com/science/scientificinquiry/scientificmethod/quiz/ Tim and Moby
Tim and Moby want you to help them! http://www.brainpop.com/science/scientificinquiry/scientificmethod/activity/ In Class Work
Come up with a problem, some information on it and formulate a Hypothesis. HOMEWORK
What is the difference between an experimental group and a control group? What is the difference between a constant and variable in an experiment? JOURNAL
Thursday, November 4thLab – “ Diagramming the Scientific Method”
QUESTION: Could a skydiver whose parachute failed to open hit a playground seesaw and send a small girl flying seven stories high? http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-seesaw-saga/ Practice – “See Saw”
WRITE YOUR OWN GRAPHIC ORGANIZER WITH THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD IN YOUR JOURNAL!!!