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Steps of  the  Scientific Method
<ul><li>The  Scientific Method  involves a series of steps that are used to investigate a natural occurrence.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>We shall take a closer look at these steps and the terminology you will need to understand before you start a scie...
<ul><li>Problem/Question </li></ul><ul><li>Observation/Research </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate a Hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li...
Steps of the  Scientific Method <ul><li>1.  Problem/Question :  Develop a question or problem that can be solved through e...
Steps of the  Scientific Method <ul><li>2.  Observation/Research :  Make observations and research your topic of interest....
Do you remember the next step?
Steps of the  Scientific Method <ul><li>3.  Formulate a Hypothesis :  Predict a possible answer to the problem or question...
Steps of the  Scientific Method <ul><li>4.  Experiment :  Develop and follow a  procedure . </li></ul><ul><li>Include a de...
Steps of the  Scientific Method <ul><li>5.  Collect and Analyze Results :  Modify the procedure if needed. </li></ul><ul><...
Steps of the  Scientific Method <ul><li>6.  Conclusion :  Include a statement that accepts or rejects the hypothesis. </li...
Steps of the  Scientific Method <ul><li>7.  Communicate the Results :  Be prepared to present the project to an audience. ...
Hypothesis <ul><li>The hypothesis is an educated guess about the relationship between the independent and dependent variab...
Do you know the difference between the independent and dependent variables?
Independent Variable <ul><li>The independent, or manipulated variable, is a factor that’s intentionally varied by the expe...
Dependent Variable <ul><li>The dependent, or responding variable, is the factor that may change as a result of changes mad...
Experiment <ul><li>His teacher helps him come up with a  procedure   and list of needed  materials . </li></ul><ul><li>She...
Control Group <ul><li>In a scientific experiment, the control is the group that serves as the standard of comparison. </li...
Control Group <ul><li>The control group is exposed to the same conditions as the experimental group, except for the variab...
Constants <ul><li>The constants in an experiment are all the factors that the experimenter attempts to keep the same.  </l...
Can you tell which group did the best?
Observe your world and come up with a question  to answer using the Scientific Method!
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  1. 1. Steps of the Scientific Method
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Scientific Method involves a series of steps that are used to investigate a natural occurrence. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>We shall take a closer look at these steps and the terminology you will need to understand before you start a science project. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Problem/Question </li></ul><ul><li>Observation/Research </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate a Hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Collect and Analyze Results </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate the Results </li></ul>Scientific Method
  5. 5. Steps of the Scientific Method <ul><li>1. Problem/Question : Develop a question or problem that can be solved through experimentation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Steps of the Scientific Method <ul><li>2. Observation/Research : Make observations and research your topic of interest. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Do you remember the next step?
  8. 8. Steps of the Scientific Method <ul><li>3. Formulate a Hypothesis : Predict a possible answer to the problem or question. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: If soil temperatures rise, then plant growth will increase. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Steps of the Scientific Method <ul><li>4. Experiment : Develop and follow a procedure . </li></ul><ul><li>Include a detailed materials list. </li></ul><ul><li>The outcome must be measurable (quantifiable). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Steps of the Scientific Method <ul><li>5. Collect and Analyze Results : Modify the procedure if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm the results by retesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Include tables, graphs, and photographs. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Steps of the Scientific Method <ul><li>6. Conclusion : Include a statement that accepts or rejects the hypothesis. </li></ul><ul><li>Make recommendations for further study and possible improvements to the procedure. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Steps of the Scientific Method <ul><li>7. Communicate the Results : Be prepared to present the project to an audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Expect questions from the audience. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hypothesis <ul><li>The hypothesis is an educated guess about the relationship between the independent and dependent variables. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: These variables will be defined in the next few slides. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Do you know the difference between the independent and dependent variables?
  15. 15. Independent Variable <ul><li>The independent, or manipulated variable, is a factor that’s intentionally varied by the experimenter. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dependent Variable <ul><li>The dependent, or responding variable, is the factor that may change as a result of changes made in the independent variable. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Experiment <ul><li>His teacher helps him come up with a procedure and list of needed materials . </li></ul><ul><li>She discusses with John how to determine the control group . </li></ul>
  18. 18. Control Group <ul><li>In a scientific experiment, the control is the group that serves as the standard of comparison. </li></ul><ul><li>The control group may be a “no treatment&quot; or an “experimenter selected” group. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Control Group <ul><li>The control group is exposed to the same conditions as the experimental group, except for the variable being tested. </li></ul><ul><li>All experiments should have a control group. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Constants <ul><li>The constants in an experiment are all the factors that the experimenter attempts to keep the same. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Can you tell which group did the best?
  22. 22. Observe your world and come up with a question to answer using the Scientific Method!
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