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### Scientificmethod

1. 1. Scientific Method Who uses it? What is it? Why should I care?
2. 2. Everyone uses it everyday. <ul><li>Yes Even You!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>
3. 3. It is a way to solve problems. Do you have any problems to solve? <ul><li>Any big or any small ones? </li></ul>
4. 4. Any of these sound familiar? <ul><li>Where are My Shoes? </li></ul><ul><li>What should I have for lunch? </li></ul><ul><li>What class do I have next? </li></ul><ul><li>Did I do my homework for that class? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cure for cancer? </li></ul><ul><li>Which deodorant works the longest? </li></ul>
5. 5. There are six steps to the Scientific Method. <ul><li>1. Problem </li></ul><ul><li>2. Information </li></ul><ul><li>3. Hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>4. Experiment </li></ul><ul><li>5. Observations </li></ul><ul><li>6. Conclusion </li></ul>
6. 6. By following these steps in order you will learn about your question. <ul><li>Notice the IN ORDER part. It is very important. </li></ul>
7. 7. Problem <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*This is the question that you are trying to answer or problem that you are trying to solve. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Try to narrow it down and be very specific. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
8. 8. Information - <ul><li>gather data about your question. - </li></ul><ul><li>books </li></ul><ul><li>magazines </li></ul><ul><li>reports </li></ul><ul><li>experts </li></ul><ul><li>your past experiences </li></ul>
9. 9. Hypothesis <ul><li>-an educated guess </li></ul><ul><li>-a prediction based on data </li></ul><ul><li>-what you think the answer is based upon your gathered information </li></ul>
10. 10. Experiment <ul><li>This is broken into 2 parts, materials and procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>Materials is a list of equipment that you will need for the experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure is a list of instructions that you need to follow for the experiment. </li></ul>
11. 11. Observations <ul><li>Collection of information and data from the experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>It may be charts, graphs, or written work. </li></ul><ul><li>This is WHAT HAPPENED!!!!! </li></ul>
12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>What did you find the answer to the question was? </li></ul><ul><li>It is OK if it turns out that your hypothesis was not correct. You learned!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>
13. 13. Report your findings <ul><li>One of the most important parts of the scientific method is to report to others your findings. </li></ul><ul><li>You will help others learn. </li></ul>