Steps of the Scientific Process. Introduction to the Scientific Process. A logical, problem solving technique Not just scientific problems. Introduction to the Scientific Process. Use conclusions to develop a new hypothesis. Step 1: Identify a Problem. Observe the world around you.
Steps of the Scientific Process
Use conclusions to develop a new hypothesis
We use observations when identifying a problem and asking a question? Will termites follow any color line on white paper? What will you measure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the termites follow a circular path made with a dark blue colored pen on a white background then they will follow a circular path made with a dark red colored pen on a white background .
Do we use observation or inference to formulate a hypothesis?
Inference-A logical interpretation of events based on prior knowledge or opinion.
Termites follow the blue line because the like it???
Termites will follow any circular pattern on a light paper made with any dark colored pen because they see in black and white.
Step by step instructions
Can be repeated by anyone
How to display what you measure
Identifies the variables used in the experiment
How would you describe how to make a Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich to someone who had never done it?
To someone who didn’t know what peanut butter or jelly is?
If you test color of paper, keep the color of pen constant
If you test the smell of pen, keep the color and type of pen constant (only change smell)
The exact termites used
The time of day and how long the termites are there
The shape of the line drawn
Which one of these independent variables is the control?
Which part of the independent variable is the constant?
Blue pen for
Number of Termites following entire circular path
Number of termites on the ink line for 40 seconds
Number of Termites
Line graphs are used
for time interval data
A Pie Chart
adds up to a whole
– 100% or
all of something
How many times?