Presentation on theme: "NAME: CHRISTIAN CARDEN TEACHER: GERALD SHAEFFER CLASS: TECHNOLOGY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD."— Presentation transcript:
NAME: CHRISTIAN CARDEN TEACHER: GERALD SHAEFFER CLASS: TECHNOLOGY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
SCIENCE Science is the concerted human effort to understand, or to understand better, the history of the natural world and how the natural world works, with observable physical evidence as the basis of that understanding.
WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD? The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomen a, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. In other words, the scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments.
STEPS The Scientific Method involves a series of steps that are used to investigate a natural occurrence. 1.Problem/Question 2.Observation/Research 3.Formulate a Hypothesis 4.Experiment 5.Collect and Analyze Results 6.Conclusion 7.Communicate the Results
1. PROBLEM/QUESTION Develop a question or problem that can be solved through experimentation. And, in order for the scientific method to answer the question it must be about something that you can measure, preferably with a number.
2. OBSERVATION/RESEARCH Make observations and research your topic of interest. use library and Internet research to help you find the best way to do things and insure that you don't repeat mistakes from the past.
3. FORMULATE A HYPOTHESIS Predict a possible answer to the problem or question. A hypothesis is an educated guess about how things work: "If _____ [I do this] _____, then _____ [this] _____ will happen.“ State the hypothesis in a way that can be easily measure, and it should be constructed in a way to help answer the original question.
4. EXPERIMENT The experiment tests whether the hypothesis is supported or not. Repeat the experiments several times to make sure that the first results weren't just an accident. Develop and follow a procedure. Include a detailed materials list. The outcome must be measurable (quantifiable).
5. COLLECT AND ANALYZE RESULTS Once the experiment is complete, collect the measurements and analyze them to see if they support the hypothesis or not. Modify the procedure if needed. Confirm the results by retesting. Include tables, graphs, and photographs.
6. CONCLUSION Include a statement that accepts or rejects the hypothesis. Make recommendations for further study and possible improvements to the procedure.
7. COMMUNICATE THE RESULTS To complete the project, communicate the results to others in a final report and/or a display board. Expect questions from the audience.