WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD?A common process that scientists use to perform experiments and investigations.
STEP 1: QUESTIONINGScientists develop a question that will guide them to an experiment.For Example:How many drops of water can I fit on a penny before the water spills over?
STEP 2: HYPOTHESISAn educated guess or prediction of what will happen.For Example:It will take _______ drops of water before it spills.
STEP 3: PROCEDUREThe steps a scientists takes to carry out the experiment. Many times multiple trials will be done.For Example: Get a dropper full of water. While counting, drop water on the penny slowly until the water spills over
STEP 4: DATA / RESULTSUse a chart or graph to represent the information you found.For example:Trial # # of drops on the penny123
STEP 5: CONCLUSIONAnswer the question, “So, what happened? Was my hypothesis correct? Could I do the experiment differently?For example: There were _______ number of water drops before it spilled. This was ______ than I expected. Next time I could…