Presentation on theme: "The Scientific Method. The scientific method is the only scientific way accepted to back up a theory or idea. This is the method on which all research."— Presentation transcript:
The scientific method is the only scientific way accepted to back up a theory or idea. This is the method on which all research projects should be based. The Scientific Method is used by researchers to support or disprove a theory.
The Scientific Method The Scientific Method involves 6 steps: Purpose/Question Research/Observation Hypothesis Experiment/Collect Data Analysis/Create Graphs Conclusion
The Scientific Method Purpose - You observe something in the material world, using your senses or machines which are basically extensions of those senses. AH—Look at this!
The Scientific Method Question- Develop a question or problem that can be solved through experimentation. State the problem or question.
The Scientific Method Research/Observation - You do research and make observations on the topic. Find out as much as you can about your topic
The Scientific Method Hypothesis- You predict what you think the answer to your question might be. Write it in an “If…then…because… statement.
The Scientific Method Experiment - You figure out a way to test whether the hypothesis is correct. The outcome must be measurable (quantifiable). Record and analyze data.
The Scientific Method Analysis - You do the experiment using the method you came up with and record the results. You repeat the experiment to confirm your results by retesting.
The Scientific Method State Conclusion- You state whether your prediction was confirmed or not and try to explain your results.