Presentation on theme: "Also known as The Scientific Method"— Presentation transcript:
1 Also known as The Scientific Method Scientific InquiryAlso known asThe Scientific Method
2 How Scientists Think Observing-using senses to gather information Qualitative-descriptions, no numbersQuantitative-involves numbersInferring-explaining observationsPredicting-forecasting the future based on past experienceClassifying-grouping items that are alike
3 Posing questionsWhat is the difference between scientific questions and opinions or judgments?Hypothesis is a possible answer to a scientific question or an explanation for a set of observations.It must be testableIt must be a statement
4 What can you learn about mealworms? Discovery ActivityP14What can you learn about mealworms?Write three questions about mealworms and their behavior.Discuss how you would find the answers.
5 Designing an experiment Experiments test a hypothesis.Variables are factors that change in an experiment.Manipulated variable is a variable that is change also called the independent variable.Responding variable is the variable that changes because of the manipulated variable, also called the dependent variable.Controlled experiment is an investigation in which all the variable except one remain the same.
6 Skills Activity p 16 Design the experiment: Hypothesis? What are the manipulated and responding variables?Is there anything else you would need to control? See figure 8
7 Data Facts, figures and other evidence gathered through observations P9Analyzing Data, answer the four questions.
8 ConclusionsAfter the data is interpreted, scientists draw conclusions about their hypothesis.
9 CommunicationCommunication is sharing ideas and conclusions with others through writing or speaking