# T h e S c i e n t i f i c M e t h o d W h a t i s i t ?

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T h e S c i e n t i f i c M e t h o d W h a t i s i t ?

T he S c i e n t i f i c M e t h o d A w a y t o s o l v e p r o b l e m s A w a y t o s o l v e p r o b l e m s

# 1 STATE THE PROBLEM Begin with a solid problem or question Choose something that can be measured

Do butterflies fly around bright colored flowers more than dull, dark plants?

# 2 RESEARCH THE PROBLEM CONSULT A WIDE VARIETY OF RESOURCES ON THE TOPIC Take notes and study the existing data

Susan goes to the library and read all the books she can find on butterflies.

Make an educated guess about your solution or answer # 3 FORM A HYPOTHESIS Turn the hypothesis into a statement that you think solves the problem

After reading about butterflies, Susan guessed that butterflies fly around bright flowers.

# 4 WRITE DOWN THE PROCEDURES List the procedures that test your hypothesis

The Procedure 1. Obtain some butterflies and release them in the center of yard. 2. Observe each area of the yard for 20 consecutive minutes. 3. Count the number of butterflies around the flowers then around the bushes.

# 5 PERFORM THE EXPERIMENT Note any steps that vary from your written procedures Gather materials and follow written procedures

Perform the Experiment Susan released some butterflies in the center of her backyard and observed the butterflies in each area for 20 minutes.

# 6 OBSERVE AND RECORD THE RESULTS Observe the experiment and the changes that occur Record the data accurately and honestly

Record the Data Every 20 minutes Susan would record the number of butterflies that she counted in each area.

# 7 INTERPRET THE DATA Analyze the recorded findings Organize the recorded data into a chart, graph, or table

Interpret the Data

# 8 STATE THE CONCLUSION Summarize your findings Write a statement that proves or disproves your original hypothesis

State Your Conclusion After analyzing her data, Susan noted that more butterflies flew around bright flowers, than the bushes.

S c i e n t i f i c T h e o r y A l o g i c a l e x p l a n a t i o n o f o b s e r v e d e v e n t s.

S c i e n t i f i c L a w A t h e o r y t h a t h a s b e e n w i d e l y t e s t e d a n d a c c e p t e d a s t r u e.

C o n t r o l l e d E x p e r i m e n t tower lab next V a r i a b l e : – T h e f a c t o r b e i n g t e s t e d i n a n e x p e r i m e n t. C o n t r o l : – A p a r t o f t h e e x p e r i m e n t w i t h o u t t h e v a r i a b l e. D a t a : – O b s e r v a t i o n s f r o m t h e e x p e r i m e n t.

S t e p s o f t h e S c i e n t i f i c M e t h o d S t a t e t h e p r o b l e m R e s e a r c h t h e p r o b l e m F o r m a h y p o t h e s i s T e s t t h e h y p o t h e s i s D r a w c o n c l u s i o n s f r o m y o u r d a t a S t a t e t h e p r o b l e m R e s e a r c h t h e p r o b l e m F o r m a h y p o t h e s i s T e s t t h e h y p o t h e s i s D r a w c o n c l u s i o n s f r o m y o u r d a t a

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