Introducing science scientifc method

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  • 1. INTRODUCING SCIENCE The Scientific Method
  • 2. Question
    • Are the cars travelling along Yishun Avenue 7, outside Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School speeding?
  • 3. Scientific Method
    • Science is about solving problems in proper steps.
    • Science is about investigation and learning by inquiry.
    • Experiments and analytical thinking need to be conducted to find answers.
    • Causes and Effects
  • 4. Scientific Method
    • Make Observations
    • Analyse, Infer and Predict
    • Plan Experiment
    • Collect Result
    • Draw Conclusions
  • 5. Scientific Method The quantity “Day” is fixed. The quantity “Height” is measured each day. We call Day – Independent Variable We call Height – Dependent Variable 5.6 3.8 2.5 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.0 Height /cm 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Day
  • 6. Scientific Method
    • Observations need to be recorded clearly
    Independent Variable Dependent Variable
  • 7. Scientific Method
    • Think, analyse…
  • 8. Scientific Method PROBLEM OBSERVATION ANALYSE PLAN EXPERIMENT RECORD CONCLUDE DISCUSSION and ANALYSE
  • 9. Back at the Question
    • Are the cars travelling along Yishun Avenue 7, outside Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School speeding?
    How much is speeding? Which time of the day? How many records should I take? Distance and Time Stopwatch and Tape When to start and stop? Cars that passes a green light or start to move at red light?