The scientific method for elementary

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