The Scientific Method J.J. Merrill
Ask a Question <ul><li>Using observations and background knowledge, ask a meaningful question about the world around you! ...
Do Background Research <ul><li>Research your topic by finding information regarding the topic from any reliable sources av...
Construct a Hypothesis <ul><li>If/Then statements! </li></ul><ul><li>“If I race two rubber band cars then the one whose ru...
Test your Hypothesis <ul><li>DO YOUR EXPERIMENT! </li></ul><ul><li>Test your variables by following a procedure to decide ...
Analyze Data/ Draw Conclusions <ul><li>What did you observe?  </li></ul><ul><li>Was it what you thought it was going to be...
Communicate your Results <ul><li>Share what you learned with friends, family, classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Results can be...
Bibliographies <ul><li>Amal, I. (2010, November 01).  Math game . Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikhlasulamal...
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  1. 1. The Scientific Method J.J. Merrill
  2. 2. Ask a Question <ul><li>Using observations and background knowledge, ask a meaningful question about the world around you! </li></ul><ul><li>As simple as, “What kind of shampoo is the best bargain?” </li></ul><ul><li>As complicated as your imagination can create </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do Background Research <ul><li>Research your topic by finding information regarding the topic from any reliable sources available: </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Construct a Hypothesis <ul><li>If/Then statements! </li></ul><ul><li>“If I race two rubber band cars then the one whose rubber band has more spins (stored energy) will go farther.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Test your Hypothesis <ul><li>DO YOUR EXPERIMENT! </li></ul><ul><li>Test your variables by following a procedure to decide if your hypothesis was correct. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Analyze Data/ Draw Conclusions <ul><li>What did you observe? </li></ul><ul><li>Was it what you thought it was going to be? </li></ul><ul><li>What went unexpectedly? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think it went the way it did? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need to adjust your hypothesis? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Communicate your Results <ul><li>Share what you learned with friends, family, classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Results can be communicated through presentations, lab reports, or just sitting around having a conversation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliographies <ul><li>Amal, I. (2010, November 01). Math game . Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikhlasulamal/5152734876 </li></ul><ul><li>Blanchard, J. (2006, March 02). Affiche &quot;think different&quot; (einstein) . Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/simssototo/141272015 </li></ul><ul><li>D'World, V. (2006, May 08). Doing research . Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/view/142745616 </li></ul><ul><li>Manfredi, A. (2010, March 01). Science fair 2010 - 19 . Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/43447766@N04/4435379955 </li></ul><ul><li>Microscopes . (2011, April 01). Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfwc/5733710965 </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? . (2011, November 25). Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/70731452@N04/6403101327 </li></ul>

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