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Scientific Method

steps of the scientific method

Step 1 problem/question: develop a question or problem that can be solved through experimentation
Step 2 observation/research: make observations and research your topic of interest
Step 3 hypothesis: predict a possible answer to the problem or question
Step 4 experiment: develop and follow a procedure
Step 5 collect data/analyze results: modify the procedure you took if needed
Step 6 conclusion: include a statement that accepts/rejects your hypothesis
Step 7 communicate: be prepared to present or answer questions about your project
hypothesis an educated guess about the relationship between the independent and dependent variable
independent (manipulative) factor intentionally changed
dependent (responding) factor that may change as a result to the independent changing
control serves as standard of comparison (no treatment plan)
constant factor in experiment that stays the same
trials number of times he attempted the experimented
Created by: c.ltaylor