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    • Scientific Method Unit One
    • Observe your surroundings
      • Look
      • Listen
      • Smell
      • Taste
      • Touch
      • Read
      • Watch
    • Ask a question
      • What interests you?
      • What do you want to understand about the world around you?
    • Form a hypothesis
      • This is an educated guess or explanation for a scientific problem.
      • It MUST be testable.
      • Hypotheses are always changing and there may be many for one idea.
    • Design and perform an experiment
      • You need a well designed experiment that will test your hypothesis.
      • A good experiment has only one factor that changes. That factor is called a variable .
    • Record your data
      • Use tables
      • Graphs
      • Written descriptions
      • Can be quantitative data (numbers) or qualitative data (written words)
    • Analyze and draw conclusions
      • Study your data and compare it to your hypothesis. Does it support your prediction or not?
      • What conclusions can you make?
    • Report results to others
      • Scientists share information so that others may learn from experiments that have already been performed.