Presentation on theme: "Science and the Scientific Method! 5 th grade. What is Science? knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments."— Presentation transcript:
What is Science? knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observations which are tested through the scientific method
What is the Scientific Method? https://www.brainpop.com/science/scientifici nquiry/scientificmethod/ https://www.brainpop.com/science/scientifici nquiry/scientificmethod/
What do you think the steps of the scientific method are?
1 st Step: Choose a Problem (Question) What do you want to know? State the problem as a question Example: Why is the sky blue?
2 nd Step: Research your problem What can you find out? Gather information to help you better understand your problem or question Read, get advice, make observations
3 rd Step: Make a Hypothesis What do you predict? Make an educated guess of what you think the solution is to your question or problem Predict what you think will happen Ex: I hypothesis that the sky is blue because of the reflection of the ocean.
4 th Step: Do an Experiment How are you going to test your hypothesis? Come up with a plan or an experiment to test your hypothesis Follow the steps to perform the experiment
5 th Step: Observe and Record your data What happened during your experiment? Observe and record what happened in your experiment Reflect on your results Create a chart or graph of your data
6 th Step: Draw Conclusions What did you find out? Look back at your observations Summarize your results