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2 Scientific Method Who uses it? What is it? Why should I care?

3 Everyone uses it everyday.  Yes Even You!!!!!!!!!!

4 It is a way to solve problems. Do you have any problems to solve?  Any big or any small ones?

5 Any of these sound familiar?  Where are My Shoes?  What should I have for lunch?  What class do I have next?  Did I do my homework for that class?  What is the cure for cancer?  Which deodorant works the longest?

6 There are five steps to the Scientific Method.  1. Observation  2. Question and Hypothesis  3. Experiment  4. Collecting Data  5. Conclusion

7 By following these steps in order you will learn about your question.  Notice the IN ORDER part. It is very important.

8 Problem *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.

9 Observation  Make observations about your question. What do you notice? What makes you curious? Use your senses!

10 Question and Hypothesis  -gather data about your question l Books, magazines, reports, experts, your past experiences educated  -make an educated guess based  -a prediction based on data gathered information  -what you think the answer is based upon your gathered information

11 Experiment  This is 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.

12 Data Collection  Collection of information and data from the experiment.  It may be charts, graphs, or written work.  This is WHAT HAPPENED!!!!!

13 Conclusion  What did you find the answer to the question was?  It is OK if it turns out that your hypothesis was not correct. You learned!!!!!!!!!

14 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.

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