Presentation on theme: "Scientific Method. #1. Making Observations Using all 5 of your senses to gather information (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste). The information."— Presentation transcript:
#1. Making Observations Using all 5 of your senses to gather information (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste). The information you collect (facts, measurements, etc.) is called data.
#2. Asking questions I wonder…? What if…? How come…? Why…?
#3. Make a hypothesis Hypothesis is a possible answer to your question. Hypothesis must be TESTABLE. Hypothesis might be right or it might be wrong.
#4. Experiment DO SCIENCE! Test your hypothesis –Make observations –Collect data
Variables Manipulated variable –The ONE variable that you change. Responding variable –What you are measuring or observing. Controls –Everything you are keeping the same –Keeping the experiment FAIR!
#5. Conclusion Answer the question. Start over with a new experiment if you can’t answer the question.
#6. Communicate Tell other scientists what you learned.