Scientific Method Reassessment Review Take notes on EVERY page of this PowerPoint. When you are finished complete the Variables Practice Page.
There are seven steps to the Scientific Method. 1. Problem or Question 2. Observations/Information/Research 3. Hypothesis 4. Procedure 5. Experiment 6. Collect and Analyze Data 7. Conclusion & Communication
By following these steps in order you will learn about your question. Notice the IN ORDER part. It is very important.
Problem or Question *This is the question that you are trying to answer or problem that you are trying to solve. *Try to narrow it down and be very specific.
Observations / Information / Research - GET EDUCATED! gather data about your question. books magazines reports experts your past experiences
Hypothesis educated -an educated guess based -a prediction based on data gathered information -what you think the answer is based upon your gathered information - an if…then statement that should include two variables 1. Independent Variable – the one YOU are testing 2.Dependent Variable – the one that may change because of the Independent Variable
Procedures This can be broken into 2 parts, materials and procedure. Materials is a list of equipment that you will need for the experiment. Procedure is a list of instructions that you need to follow for the experiment.
Experiment Teast your hypothesis by following your procedures. Only one variable should be changed during the experiment. This is called the Independent Variable and is the one being tested.
Collect & Analyze the Data Collection of information and data from the experiment and look for patterns. See if anything changed because of the change you made in your Independent Variable. The changes will be in the Dependent Variable. It may be charts, graphs, or written work. This shows WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!
Conclusion Was your hypothesis correct? What did you find the answer to the question was? What were the most interesting observations? It is OK if it turns out that your hypothesis was not correct. You learned!!!!!!!!!
Communication - Report your findings One of the most important parts of the scientific method is to report to others your findings. You will help others learn.