Scientific method (2)[1]

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  • Scientific method (2)[1]

    1. 1. BIOLOGY
    2. 2. SCIENTIFIC METHOD a step by step process for doing research
    3. 3. A. OBSERVATION <ul><li>1. Collect Information </li></ul>publication research field observation lab
    4. 4. 2. Instruments <ul><li>microscope </li></ul><ul><li>camera </li></ul><ul><li>centrifuge </li></ul>
    5. 5. B. HYPOTHESIS <ul><li>an educated guess </li></ul>possible explanation of events
    6. 6. C. EXPERIMENT <ul><li>Testing the Hypothesis </li></ul>disprove support
    7. 7. 1. CONTROL <ul><li>all conditions constant </li></ul><ul><li>provides comparison </li></ul>
    8. 8. 2. VARIABLES <ul><li>factors changing during experiment </li></ul>
    9. 9. a. Independent Variable <ul><li>change that you determine </li></ul><ul><li>factor being tested </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. Amount of water on plant growth </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. b. Dependent Variable <ul><li>factors that change as a result </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. How tall a plant grows </li></ul>
    11. 11. 3. DATA <ul><li>quantitative </li></ul><ul><li>qualitative </li></ul>information gathered
    12. 12. D. Analysis/Conclusion <ul><li>data is analyzed to determine if hypothesis was supported </li></ul><ul><li>were there possible errors </li></ul><ul><li>explains results </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>hypothesis supported through much experimentation </li></ul>THEORY <ul><li>best possible explanation </li></ul>
    14. 14. LAW <ul><li>indisputable rule of nature </li></ul>

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