Wednesday, 4 January 2017

What is Science?

The Scientific Method




Steps of the Scientific Method. (n.d.). Retrieved January 5, 2017, from http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_scientific_method.shtml#overviewofthescientificmethod


The Scientific Method is the rules experimentation, observation and questioning. It can be conducted through a series of steps,

  • Ask a Question
    • Asking Questions will help define your topic  and give you a direction
  • Do Background Research
    • Before starting, doing background research can help you to strengthen your direction.
  • Construct a Hypothesis 
    • A basis for your experiment
  • Test with an experiment
    • Experiment to prove your hypothesis or to change you hypothesis
  • Procedure Working?
    • To determine whether your experiment is proceeding correctly
    • No
      • Troubleshoot procedure and go through all the steps 
    • Yes
      • Go to Analyse
  • Analyse Data and Draw conclusion 
    • Analyse to see if the results line up with the hypothesis and draw your final conclusion
    • Results align with Hypothesis
      • Success in proving your hypothesis 
    • Result Align partially or not at all with hypothesis 
      • Modify your hypothesis to get a definitive answer
  • Communicate Results
    • Tell Peers and relevant authorities about your experiment results

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