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  1. 1. The Scientific method is used to solve a problem or better understand an observed event Using the Scientific Approach
  2. 2. The problem solving strategy <ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Hypothesis </li></ul><ul><li>Test with data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a theory </li></ul>
  3. 3. Forming a Hypothesis <ul><li>IF….Then statement must be Testable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manipulated variable (independent)-X-axis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Horizontal axis) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responding variable (dependant)- Y-axis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Vertical Axis) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Forming a Hypothesis <ul><ul><li>Controlled variables- all events that can change the outcome are controlled except for the manipulated variable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If the investigation does not support the hypothesis, it is revised and a new investigation is conducted </li></ul>
  5. 5. Scientific Law <ul><li>A statement that summarizes a pattern in nature </li></ul><ul><li>A scientific law does not attempt to explain a pattern in nature </li></ul><ul><li>An explanation is provided by a scientific theory </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific theories cannot be proven </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scientific Models <ul><li>They make it easier to visualize very large, small, or complex concepts </li></ul>