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Using the Scientific Method to find answers to questions about the natural world
A series of steps to help find answers to your scientific inquiry
What are the 5 steps of Scientific Inquiry
- 1. Observation
- 2. Ask a Question
- 3. Hypothesis
- 4. Experiment
- 5. Conclusion
What is Observation
Information DATA gathered through one or more of the five senses
Ask a Question
Based on observations
A possible answer to your question (the if, then statements)
Includes the Independent variable, the Dependent variable, the control and the controlled variables.
The one thing you are testing
What is measured (what happened) in the experiment
Another set-up but the independent variable is left out
- To keep the experiment fair
- KEEP EVERYTHING ELSE THE SAME
The hypothesis statemeny is proven or rejected.