the scientific method n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
The Scientific Method PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
The Scientific Method

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 8

The Scientific Method - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 56 Views
  • Uploaded on

The Scientific Method. Not just for scientists!. Adapted from http://panpipes.net/edit6200/. What is it?. The scientific method is a logical sequence of steps that people use to identify, test, and answer a problem. It is broken down into six steps: State the problem.

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

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'The Scientific Method' - malcolm-larsen


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

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
the scientific method

The Scientific Method

Not just for scientists!

Adapted from http://panpipes.net/edit6200/

what is it
What is it?
  • The scientific method is a logical sequence of steps that people use to identify, test, and answer a problem.
  • It is broken down into six steps:
    • State the problem.
    • Form a testable hypothesis.
    • Design an experiment.
    • Collect and analyze data.
    • Draw conclusions.
    • Communicate results.
taking a closer look
Taking a closer look…
  • Choosing a question or problem to solve:
    • Make sure it’s realistic and that you can gather the necessary resources.
    • When possible, choose a topic that really interests you.
    • Your question must include both a manipulated (independent) variable and responding (dependent) variable.
    • Safety first!
    • Make it new and interesting to YOU!
taking a closer look1
Taking a closer look…
  • Creating a testable hypothesis:
    • “I predict that…”
    • Include a statement that shows cause and effect. (If, then, because.)
    • It must address the manipulated and responding variables.
    • Right or wrong does not matter!
taking a closer look2
Taking a closer look…
  • Designing an experiment:
    • Carefully decide what your constants will be.
    • Decide what materials you will need.
    • Decide how you will measure your constants and your variables.
    • List all procedures in order.
taking a closer look3
Taking a closer look…
  • Collect and analyze data:
    • Always keep constants and your manipulated variable in mind and follow your procedures.
    • Organize your raw data in a table.*
    • Use your data table to create a graph for your conclusion. (More to come!)
taking a closer look4
Taking a closer look…
  • Drawing conclusions:
    • Restate your problem and hypothesis.
    • Summarize your procedures.
    • Explain how the MV affected the RV. (What does the graph show?)
    • Explain whether or not the results supported your hypothesis.
    • If not, why?
    • Future experiments.
communicate results
Communicate Results
  • Journals
  • Class reports
  • News reports
  • Magazines
  • Dr. reports
  • Others…..