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Scientific Method

Scientific Method- Kay's mom

Step 1 of the scientific method Observe and ask questions.
Step 2 of the scientific method Form a hypothesis.
Step 3 of the scientific method Plan an experiment.
Step 4 of the scientific method Conduct the experiment.
Step 5 of the scientific method Draw conclusions and communicate.
Using your senses to gather information about an object or event is ___________ observing
Information that was actually perceived is considered is ___________________ qualitative
Using standard measures or numbers to describe specific dimensions of an object or event is _______________ quantitative
Scientists usually try and use quantitative observations because they are more ________ precise
When you explain or interpret observations, you ______________ infer
Inferences must ALWAYS be _____________ LOGICAL
The general steps scientist use to test a hypothesis is called the scientific method
A procedure designed to test a specific hypothesis: experiment
To gather information about an object or event: investigate
An organized way to answer questions by gathering information: inquiry
Name a tool that measures the amount of matter/mass in an object: balance
Which tool led to the discovery of bacteria and other tiny living things in water? microscope
If you want to measure the MASS if an object, which tool would you use? balance
Which tool would you NOT use for quantitative observations: spring scale, eyes, beaker, thermometer eyes
Tasting, touching, using your 5 senses observing
Talking use words or symbols, listening, sharing your ideas communicating
Guessing how many M&M's are in a jar is _____ estimating
Using a ruler or scale to determine size measuring
Writing down your observations collecting data
Sorting or separating marbles into groups classifying
Observing footprints in the sand and making a LOGICAL explanation of how they got there inferring
Guessing the most likely outcome of a future event based upon a pattern of evidence predicting
Using clues to help "Catch a Crook" investigating
A possible answer to a question that can be tested hypothesis
Anything that could affect/change the outcome of the experiment variable
Created by: dreekaowens