# The Scientific Method. Scientific Method The scientific method is a systematic approach to problem solving. There are seven steps: 1.State the Problem.

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The Scientific Method

Scientific Method The scientific method is a systematic approach to problem solving. There are seven steps: 1.State the Problem 2.Gather Information (Research) 3.Create a Hypothesis 4.Perform the Experiment 5.Collect & Analyze Data 6.State the Conclusion 7.Repeat the Work

The Scientific Method 1.State the Problem What is it that you are going to attempt to solve? Always written as a question with a ? at the end of the statement!!! 2.Gather Information Research all information available on your problem. 3.Create a Hypothesis Using your information collected make an educated guess as to what you think, believe or feel the final outcome will be.

The Scientific Method 4. Perform the Experiment A good experiment will only test or change ONE factor – variable. o Independent Variable – The factor being changed, manipulated. o Dependent Variable – What happens, responds, because of the factor you changed. Control - The factor remaining unchanged. Used to compare the outcome of the variable to.

The Scientific Method 5. Collect and Analyze Data Observations or measurements collected throughout the experiment. 6. State Conclusion Was your hypothesis right or wrong? What did you learn or find out? Final thoughts and possible changes to the experiment.

The Scientific Method 7. Repeat Work Can you produce the same results through another round of testing/experimenting?

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