2The Scientific Method The scientific method is the only scientific way accepted to back up a theory oridea. This is the method on which allresearch projects should be based. TheScientific Method is used by researchersto support or disprove a theory.
3The Scientific Method The Scientific Method involves 5 steps: ObservationQuestionHypothesisMethodResult
4The Scientific Method Observation- You observe something in the material world, using your sensesor machines which are basicallyextensions of those senses.AH—Look at this!
5The Scientific Method Question- You ask a question about what you observe.State the problem or question.
6The Scientific Method Hypothesis- You predict what you think the answer toyour question might be.
7The Scientific Method Method - You figure out a way to test whether the hypothesis is correct. The outcome must bemeasurable (quantifiable).Record and analyze data.
8The Scientific Method Result- You do the experiment using the method you came up with andrecord the results. You repeat theexperiment to confirm yourresults by retesting.
9The Scientific Method State Conclusion- You state whether your prediction was confirmed or notand try to explain your results.
10The Scientific Method Test you knowledge by visiting the Scientific Scenariosand see if you can identifythe steps of the scientificmethod.