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The Scientific Method
What is the Scientific Method?
Step #1: Make an Observation
What is it you want to learn?
Step #2: State the Problem

What have you observed that you wish to test?
Step #3: Form a Hypothesis

Predict the Answer to Your Problem—Make an
Educated Guess!
Step #4: Conduct the Experiment
“Hand-On” Process to Prove or Disprove Hypothesis
Control Group

The part of the experiment that occurs under
ordinary conditions
Independent/Manipulated Variable
The part of the experiment that you test to answer
hypothesis
Dependent/Responding Variable
What occurs in response to the Independent or
Manipulated Variable
Step #5: Gather & Analyze Data
Record What Occurred During the Experiment
Step #6: State Your Conclusion
Did you Prove or Disprove Your Hypothesis?
Credits
All Images courtesy of Office.com, except image on
slide nine, it is courtesy of Openclipart.org
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  1. 1. The Scientific Method
  2. 2. What is the Scientific Method?
  3. 3. Step #1: Make an Observation What is it you want to learn?
  4. 4. Step #2: State the Problem What have you observed that you wish to test?
  5. 5. Step #3: Form a Hypothesis Predict the Answer to Your Problem—Make an Educated Guess!
  6. 6. Step #4: Conduct the Experiment “Hand-On” Process to Prove or Disprove Hypothesis
  7. 7. Control Group The part of the experiment that occurs under ordinary conditions
  8. 8. Independent/Manipulated Variable The part of the experiment that you test to answer hypothesis
  9. 9. Dependent/Responding Variable What occurs in response to the Independent or Manipulated Variable
  10. 10. Step #5: Gather & Analyze Data Record What Occurred During the Experiment
  11. 11. Step #6: State Your Conclusion Did you Prove or Disprove Your Hypothesis?
  12. 12. Credits All Images courtesy of Office.com, except image on slide nine, it is courtesy of Openclipart.org
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