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Scientific Method

Grade 7 study stack for the: Scientific method.

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What is the purpose of Science? To better understand our natural and human-made world.
What is scientific inquiry? It is how we study the world. We ask questions and search for answers to increase our understanding.
What is a scientific law? A statement that describes a commonly occurring natural event. (Example: Newtons law of Gravity)
What is a scientific theory? It is a proposed explanation of something that happens in nature. It can be used to predict further events of the same kind.
How do we learn in science? We observe, ask questions, propose answers, test proposed answers and share our results with others.
What is the scientific method? It is a systematic way of finding out more about the world.
Experiment: A scientific test to try out a theory to see the effect of something.
Fair test: An investigation in which all variables are controlled except the one that is being tested.
Testable Question: How scientists begin an investigation. Often written in the form of a cause-and-effect question: "What causes...? How does ... affect? What would happen if?"
Hypothesis: A careful prediction that can be tested about how an investigation or experiment will turn out.
Observation: A careful way of taking note of someone or something, using 5 senses: Sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch.
Data: Information or facts.
Outcome: The result of something.
Procedure: A way of doing something involving a numbered series of steps.
Variables: Conditions that affect the outcome of an experiment.
Analysis: Making sense of the data by looking for patterns and relationships to explain results.
Conclusion: A decision or realization based on the facts that you have.
Created by: LiamFyshe