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1. Problem - What are you trying to solve?
2. Information - Research books, magazines, schema, reports.etc.
3. Hypothesis - An educated guess as to the answer based on your knowledge and experiences.
4. Experiment - Gather your materials and establish a procedure.
5. Observation - WHAT HAPPENED! Collect information and data from your experiment - charts, graphs, notes, etc.
6. Conclusion - What was the answer to your problem? Report your findings to help others learn.
|The Scientific Method
How do scientists do what they do?
Well, YOU know because you're a scientist too!
Do you have a problem your trying to solve?
Gather information so that it will be no prob!
Observation is an important part--
in fact, it's the part at the very start.
For it's observation that causes you to wonder why
earthworms do what they do and clouds form in the sky.
Your hypothesis is a "best guess" based on what you know
about how things work-now you're ready to go!
Experimentation lets you test the hypothesis you've made--
to see if your best guess can make the grade.
And because variation is found in nature everywhere,
repeated trials should be done, and done with care.
And don't forget to decide what variables you'll test.
YOU change the independent variables, but not the rest.
Recording your data is very important too;
so you can analyze the results and others can repeat what you could do.
When you've summarized your results and your experiment is done,
you'll have more information about nature and you'll have had some fun.
So, now you know that the scientific method is really cool,
and that SCIENTISTS don't just measure, they RULE!
by: UGA Education
THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Science is my thing today.
When you do science - here's the way.
First ask question - why or how?
Then hypothesize - do it now!
Experimentation is next in line.
You get results that are SO fine!
Analyze data comes up next.
Then graph your data, to show it best.
Being a scientist - it's a trip.
It's not square - it's really hip!
By: UGA Education
|Science Tools Power Point||
STAAR ReviewPower Point
|Earth Science Power Point||Comparing Life Cycles Power Point|
|Measurement Power Point||Electricity Power Point|
|Website for GRAPHING your data|
|PBS Talks About Photosynthesis|
|Plant and Animal Adaptation Pictures||Biology of Plants|
|Plant adaptations Power Point||Water Cycle Animated Diagram|
Biomes and Animals - Power points:Wetlands
|Science Interactive Study Guide||Live Animal Cams|
|Solids, Liquids, & Gases|
|Wack-A-Mole Scientific Process Test Review||TEA Science \Study Guide|
|What is Matter|
|HARCOURT MATTER||Who's the Scientist?|
SCIENCE FAIR IDEAS
Teacher Resources - Power Points