#  The first step of the Scientific Method  Define or Identify the purpose/problem  What are you trying to find out?

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 The first step of the Scientific Method  Define or Identify the purpose/problem  What are you trying to find out?

 Educated guess of what you predict is going to happen  If….Then….Because  Need Variables to form hypothesis!

 All the essential materials used in the lab  Should be bulleted  One material listed per line  Amounts should be included

 Describes the steps you use during an experiment  Step-by-step format  Should be numbered  One procedure per line  Need diagrams to go with procedures!

 What is being tested in the experiment? OR  What is being Observed? OR  What is being Measured?

 Each time you test the dependent variable, what is being changed or manipulated from the last time you tested the dependent variable?  What am I changing? What am I doing? What part am I doing differently?

 Part of an experiment that is not being tested and is used for comparison  Variables that do not change are the constant variables  Makes sure the experiment is “fair”

 The information collected during an experiment  Can be qualitative (observations)  What do you see or observe? (anything with the senses)  Write and draw!  Can be quantitative  Numbers  Data Tables

 Scientists make observations to help them make a hypothesis or collect data during an experiment  What did you see during the lab?

 Should have a title  Independent Variable in the left column  Dependent Variable in the right column  Amounts and Units should be included

 After the experiment, scientists organize and analyze the data  How did your variables relate to one another?  What does your graph say to you??

 Summarizes the results of the experiment  Written after the experiment  4 parts

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