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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
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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.
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