The Scientific MethodThe scientific method is the only scientificway accepted to back up a theory oridea. This is the method on which allresearch projects should be based. TheScientific Method is used by researchersto support or disprove a theory.
The Scientific MethodThe Scientific Method involves 5 steps: Observation Question Hypothesis Method Result
The Scientific MethodObservation- You observe somethingin the material world, using your sensesor machines which are basicallyextensions of those senses. AH—Look at this!
The Scientific MethodQuestion- You ask a questionabout what you observe.State the problem or question.
The Scientific MethodHypothesis- You predict whatyou think the answer toyour question might be.
The Scientific MethodMethod - You figure out a way to test whetherthe hypothesis is correct. The outcome must bemeasurable (quantifiable).Record and analyze data.
The Scientific MethodResult- You do the experiment usingthe method you came up with andrecord the results. You repeat theexperiment to confirm yourresults by retesting.
The Scientific MethodState Conclusion- You state whetheryour prediction was confirmed or notand try to explain your results.
The Scientific MethodTest you knowledge byvisiting the Scientific Scenariosand see if you can identifythe steps of the scientificmethod.