2Investigation Steps – Asking a Question Gather ideasWhat could we investigate?What could we measure or observe?
3Investigation Steps : Asking a Question 2.Ask yourself what are you trying to find out You need a question to investigate.... How? What? When?
4Investigation Steps: Choosing what to change (making a fair test) 3. Plan what you will changeWhat will you change? (onlyONE thing)what will you measure?what will you keep the same?(The things which could change are called variables)
5Investigation Steps: Making a Prediction 4. Make a prediction(A Prediction is often known as a Hypothesis)What do you think will happen to the variable you are measuring or observing when you change the variable you are interested in.
6Investigation Steps: Planning the Enquiry 5. Plan the practical workHow will you carry out the experiment? What will you do?Design the experiment.List what you need.Describe how you will use the equipment. Make a diagram if you want.
7Investigation Steps: Collecting Evidence 6. Carry out the experiment.Note carefully what happens.
8Investigation Steps: Recording and Presenting 7. Record the resultsProduce a table of results.The table includes the independent variable (what you were changing) and the dependent variable (what you were measuring).Use the results table to helpyou construct a bar chart orgraph of your results.
9Investigation Steps: Recording and Presenting 8. Explain the results Explain what your results show. Decide whether your prediction was correct. Make a conclusion about what you have found out and explain it clearly. Make a note of things you might change if you were to do the enquiry again. Report back to the rest of the class.
10SO......How do I carry out an Investigation in Science? Gather ideasAsk yourself what are you trying to find out .Plan what you will changeMake a predictionPlan the practical workCarry out the experiment.Record the resultsExplain the results