Scientific Method

1 / 19

# Scientific Method - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Scientific Method. Step 1: Observe. Before you start to do, you need to observe! This is critical when it comes to creating your hypothesis. Observe with 4 senses (eyes, ears, nose, touch). We do not taste anything in science!. Your paper should look like… Observation of unfortunate death

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.

## PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Scientific Method' - paul-bennett

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Step 1: Observe
• Before you start to do, you need to observe! This is critical when it comes to creating your hypothesis.
• Observe with 4 senses (eyes, ears, nose, touch). We do not taste anything in science!

Observation of unfortunate death

Observations:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Things to look for…
• What type of shoe prints are there?
• What is the spacing of the prints?
• What is around the pig?
• Is there anything else that you notice?
• Do you smell anything?

-Look at your observations and decide what you think happened to the pig.

-You must site evidence from your observations!

-Complete sentences, please. 3 sentence minimum.

3 sentence format

I think…

I think this because I observed…

Step 2: Hypothesis
• Educated guess based on observations.
• It does not have to be in the form of “if…then…”
• I want the hypothesis to be a complete sentence explaining what you think will happen during the experiment based on observations made.
• Hypothesis sorting activity

Your paper should look like this…

Hypothesis or nah?

Yes No

Do not glue until you have been checked off!!!!!!

Step 3: Create the experiment
• You will need the process of how you will test your hypothesis
• You will need an independent variable, a dependent, and a control before you create the process of the experiement
Types of Variables
• Independent Variable: What YOU change/control to test your hypothesis
• Dependent Variable: What changes BECAUSE OF the independent variable
• Control: What stays the same throughout the entire experiment

Types of Variables

Glue half sheet here

Independent Dependent

Do NOT glue until you’ve been checked off!

Summary

Mythbusters- NASA Hoax

Hypothesis:

How were these “hoaxes” tested:

Results of tests:

Conclusion (some of this will be your own opinion):

Warm up

What is the independent variable in this graph? The dependent?

Warm up

Summarize in two (complete) sentences the past two chapters of Bad Boy.