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1 What is science?

2 What do scientist do?  Scientist observe the world around them and ask questions to understand how things work.

3 The Scientific Method 1. Observe, and ask questions. 2. Form a hypothesis. 3. Plan an investigation. 4. Conduct the investigation. 5. Draw conclusions, and write a report.

4 Observe  Look around and you will find that you have many questions about how things work.

5 Of course you are 5 th graders

6 Hypothesis  It’s a statement and must be testable.

7 Plan an Investigation  Before you conduct an experiment, you need to plan.  Your experiment MUST test your hypothesis!  You have to make sure you have an independent and dependent variable.

8 Independent Variable  It stands alone.  It cannot be changed by other variables.

9 Dependent Variable  A variable that changes through the experiment.

10 Investigation  This is when you conduct the experiment and record your findings.

11 Conclusions  After you record all the data, you need to draw a conclusion to your findings.

12 Report  Finally, you report your findings. Describe the experiment. Describe the procedures. Describe the results. (charts, tables, graphs) Connect it to your hypothesis.


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