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