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ScientificMethod<br />
Ask a question<br />How many drops of water can  fit on a 5 cent coin?<br />The best questions are ones that appeal to you...
Ask a question<br />Ask yourself some important questions before you go any further with your project.<br />1. How much ti...
Dependent
Controlled</li></li></ul><li>Do research<br />! Research the problem using quality sources. <br />! Ask questions and read...
Take screen shots</li></ul>! Your question may change as you research<br />
Form a hypothesis<br />What do you think will happen?  <br />DESIGN your testing process <br />
Cows Moo Softly<br />CHANGE something<br />MEASURE something<br />Keep everything else the SAME<br />Variable tables<br />
What is a FAIR TEST?<br />
Test the hypothesis<br />Make sure you RECORD your data as you conduct your experiment.<br /><ul><li>take measurements
note changes
date and time you made the observation
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  1. 1. ScientificMethod<br />
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  3. 3. Ask a question<br />How many drops of water can fit on a 5 cent coin?<br />The best questions are ones that appeal to you, the ones you are really interested in finding the answer to.<br />
  4. 4. Ask a question<br />Ask yourself some important questions before you go any further with your project.<br />1. How much time will this project take?<br />2. Do I have the resources (like time and money) to complete it?<br />3. Have I narrowed my question down enough?<br />VARIABLES<br /><ul><li>Independent
  5. 5. Dependent
  6. 6. Controlled</li></li></ul><li>Do research<br />! Research the problem using quality sources. <br />! Ask questions and read everything you can about the problem you have chosen. <br />! Write everything down!<br />! Keep a record of the sites you've visited and jot down what you found on them. <br /><ul><li>Copy and paste web addresses
  7. 7. Take screen shots</li></ul>! Your question may change as you research<br />
  8. 8. Form a hypothesis<br />What do you think will happen?  <br />DESIGN your testing process <br />
  9. 9. Cows Moo Softly<br />CHANGE something<br />MEASURE something<br />Keep everything else the SAME<br />Variable tables<br />
  10. 10. What is a FAIR TEST?<br />
  11. 11. Test the hypothesis<br />Make sure you RECORD your data as you conduct your experiment.<br /><ul><li>take measurements
  12. 12. note changes
  13. 13. date and time you made the observation
  14. 14. any unusual occurrences </li></ul>If you have a digital camera, take a lot of pictures!<br />Document, document and document!!!<br />
  15. 15. Analyse the results<br /><ul><li>Was your hypothesis correct? 
  16. 16. Do your results agree with your hypothesis?
  17. 17. What happened?
  18. 18. What did you learn?
  19. 19. Summarize what your investigation showed.
  20. 20. Accept or reject your hypothesis. </li></li></ul><li>Communicate results<br />How are you going to share your results with others?<br />This SHOULD include an explanation of the scientific principles involved.<br />
  21. 21. Vocabulary<br />
  22. 22. Another way …<br />
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