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  • 1. The Scientific Method By: Jessica Spoor
  • 2. What is the Scientific Method? It is a way to tests hypothesis to eventually form a theory. In other words it is a process to find out answers to questions we might have about the world around us.
  • 3. A seven step method. Photo credit: www.sciencebuddies.org
  • 4. Ask A Question/MakeObservations First you want to come up with a question that best suits the problem. Write down what you know about the problem.
  • 5. Research Retrieve further information on the issue at hand. Research your question to see if an experiment has been done before. (This will help you make a better hypothesis)• Don’t forget to give credit to people you get your new information from.
  • 6. Make Hypothesis Come up with an educated guess (hypothesis) as to what you think the results will be.
  • 7. Test Hypothesis You want to come up with a way that your hypothesis can be tested.  Experiment  Survey Make sure you record your data
  • 8. Draw Conclusions You will analyze the results and see if your hypothesis was true, false or partly true.
  • 9. Report Results Once you have come up with you results you want to put them into a graph or chart of some sort so that people can understand the data very easily.
  • 10. If your hypothesis was provedwrong… You can go back to step three again and reconstruct your hypothesis. And continue on with the rest of the scientific method. You may do this several times.
  • 11. Theory Has a lot of evidence coming from experiments. But still flexible enough to change if new evidence is found.
  • 12. Law If done in an experiment multiple times the outcome very seldom changes. Is universal For example: The law of gravity
  • 13. Scientific Method Song http://youtu.be/eA86dYxrg4Q
  • 14. References http://youtu.be/eA86dYxrg4Q http://www.biology4kids.com/files/studies_scimeth od.html http://www.slideshare.net/mrmularella/scientific- method-95777
  • 15. Further information can be found atthe websites on the referencepage.