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  • 1. Scientific Method Unit One
  • 2. Observe your surroundings
    • Look
    • Listen
    • Smell
    • Taste
    • Touch
    • Read
    • Watch
  • 3. Ask a question
    • What interests you?
    • What do you want to understand about the world around you?
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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 .
  • 6. Record your data
    • Use tables
    • Graphs
    • Written descriptions
    • Can be quantitative data (numbers) or qualitative data (written words)
  • 7. 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?
  • 8. Report results to others
    • Scientists share information so that others may learn from experiments that have already been performed.