THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD. AND Parts of the experiment. Scientific Method. Series of steps used to solve a problem 1. State the Problem -- use your ________to make observations -- What ___ ____ ____ to find out? 2. Form a Hypothesis
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THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
AND Parts of the experiment
Series of steps used to solve a problem
1. State the Problem
-- use your ________to make observations
-- What ___ ____ ____ to find out?
2. Form a Hypothesis
-- A ________ ___________based on prior knowledge/observations
-- What ____________ do you want to test?
3. Conduct an Experiment
-- __________ ___________for testing a hypothesis
-- What should you measure?
4. Analyze the Data
-- What __________ during the experiment?
5. Form a Conclusion
-- A ________ __________regarding the trend of the results
-- Is your _________ _____________?
To determine the effect of ammonium sulfate on plant growth, two seed flats containing soil from a lawn were seeded using standard lawn grass mixture. One flat was watered with rainwater and the other with rainwater containing a little ammonium sulfate. The flats were kept in the same area to ensure identical conditions and temperature.
Susie wants to see if a new, more costly fish food will cause fish to grow faster. She separates the fish into two groups of three fish each. Group One receives the old fish food. Group Two receives the new fish food. The lengths of the fish are measured each week.