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2  Turn to a new page in your science notebook. Name it “Scientific Method.”  Create this table in your notebook! Card Number Part of the Scientific Method 1 2 3 4 5 6

3  You and your partner are going to receive an envelope with 12 cards. 1 st – Pair the step of the scientific method description with its title.  Record this in the data table we just created. 2 nd – Put the steps of the scientific method in the correct order.  Record this order under the data table.

4  Did the scientific method process seem linear? Or do you think several of the steps could be moved around and the process would still work? Explain.

5  You observe something and do not understand it and what to learn more about it. What makes plants grow taller? Does baking soda react with water?  This is often where you state the problem that you are trying to answer.

6  You have a question now!  Search your topic online.  Read a book about your topic.  This research should help you gather more information about your topic.

7  A hypothesis is an educated guess.  Look at your question/problem. What do you think the answer is? We write our hypothesis in an “If, then, because statement.”  IF a scientist does this, THEN this will happen, BECAUSE……  If you give a plant 25 ml of water daily, then it will grow best, because plants enjoy 25 ml of water per day.

8  Plan out an experiment that will allow you to find answers to your questions.  Your experiment should answer your question. If you want to test how water affects plants, you should not be talking about fertilizer in your experiment!

9  While conducting your experiment, record what you see. Are the plants growing best with more water, less water? How much are they growing?  All of these things should be observed and recorded.  These can be recorded in tables, or just notes.

10  Quantitative Observations – Observations with numbers! Think of the root quantity – meaning how many. 4 bubbles appeared. The plant grew 4 mm.  Qualitative Observations – Observations using your senses and describing qualities. The plant was red.

11  Write your final conclusion to share with people. Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? Why? What would you do different next time? How did plants grow best?  Does your data support that?

12  A controlled variable is what is not being tested; they are kept the same during the experiment. Type of plant used. Amount of soil used.

13  The variable that is changed during the experiment. The amount of water is tested, therefore, every plant pot will get a different amount of water.

14  The factor that is measured or observed in an experiment. You are trying to see how much plants grow in this experiment.  The dependent variable is the amount of plant growth.

15 Card Number Part of the Scientific Method 1Create an Experiment 2 Observe and Record Results 3Ask a Question 4Share Results 5Develop a Hypothesis 6Research Information


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