1. Problem: The question you want to answer. Always stated in Sentence and question form
2. Hypothesis An answer for the question/problem you are trying to answer. A testable prediction about how to answer your question/problem
3. Experiment The method you will use to test your hypothesis. The steps by which you test whether your hypothesis is correct or not.
4. Observation and Data: (2 types) Quantitative Involves: numbers Qualitative Involves: your senses Information collected using your 5 senses. Information you analyze to draw a conclusion about your hypothesis
5. Conclusion A judgment about your hypothesis needs to: 1. Answer original question 2. Support the answer with collected data.
Why is this scientific something I should care about?...I don’t even like science I’ll never use this…
Refer the scientific method back to how we solved the brain teaser. Question Hypothesis (guess) Experiment (try it!) Observation (did it work?) Conclusion (did it work…what should you try now?)
An old beggar collects cigarette ends from ashtrays and sidewalks and uses the tobacco to roll her own cigarettes. She has this practice down to a fine art, knowing it will take seven cigarette ends to make one cigarette. Since she has collected 49 ends, how many cigarettes can she make from these and why? Try using steps of the Scientific Method