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Title: Scientific Method

1
Scientific Method
• A __________ for
• experiment success.

2
What is the scientific method?
• It is a simple method scientists use to conduct
an _____________________.
• It is a way to ________________ scientific
questions by asking questions conducting
experiments.

3
I. Question/Problem
• Ask a question about something observed.
• _______________?
• How?
• What?
• Question to be __________________.
• Must be about something measurable.

4
II. Hypothesis
• _______________ guess about how things work.
• Prediction
• Use If, then statements
• If ____ I do this, then _____ this will
happen
• Focus on ________________variable only.

5
III. Experiment
• Tests your ___________________.
• Is it accepted (right) or rejected (wrong) ?
• Change only one __________at a time.
• Use a control or ____________ group (A group that
has nothing done to it. Standard used for
comparison in an experiment.)
• In order for results to be ___________, conduct
several tests.

6
III. Experiment
• Record your data in a data table.
• Numerical (________________) data organized in
rows and columns
• The specific ______________variables are listed
• The number of ___________are listed
• Blanks are left for the data (_____________
variable) to be filled in

7
III. Experiment
Title Describing the _________________
Trial Variable 1 Variable 2 Variable 3
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2
3
4
5
AVERAGE
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IV. Data Analysis
• Simplify the data
• Average (_____________)
• Graph
• Graph the data to look for ____________
relationships.

9
V. Conclusion
• Summary of your ___________________.
• After your experiment, analyze your data to see
if your hypothesis was accepted or rejected.
• If hypothesis is rejected, give possible
_______________ for the difference between your
hypothesis and the experimental results.