What are the steps of the Scientific Method?
Ask a question -- What do you want to learn
State your Hypothesis -- think of a statement about what you want to test to answer your question
Identify and Control Variables -- make sure you are testing only one variable at a time
Test your hypothesis -- conduct your experiments
Collect and Record Data -- write down all the information
Interpret your data -- read over and discuss what your data means
State your Conclusion -- determine if your data supports your hypothesis
Go Further -- Change your hypothesis, modify your experiments, and share your data
What are the eight keywords to remember in the Scientific Method?
What's the first step of the Scientific Method?
Step 1: Ask a question -- what do you want to learn
What is the second step in the Scientific Method?
Step 2: State your hypothesis -- make a statement about what you want to test to answer the question
What is the third step in the Scientific Method?
Step 3: Identify and control variables -- make sure you are testing only one variable at a time
What is the fourth step in the Scientific Method?
Step 4: Test your hypothesis -- conduct your experiments
What is the fifth step in the Scientific Method?
Step 5: Collect and record data -- write down all of your information
What is the sixth step in the Scientific Method?
Step 6: Interpret your data -- read over and discuss what your data means
What is the seventh step in the Scientific Method?
Step 7: State your conclusion -- determine if your data supports your hypothesis
What is the eighth step in the Scientific Method?
Step 8: Go further -- Change your hypothesis, modify your experiments, and share your data
What are the essential skills someone must have to do good scientific process?
The scientific process demands good skills in...
- estimation and measurement
- making and using models
- making operational definitions
What phrase helps you to remember the scientific skills?
- Making and Using Models
- Making operational Definitions
- Estimation and measurement
What is the definition of observation?
Observation- to look at characteristics
What does it mean to classify something?
Classify- to put into groups based on characteristics and or behaviors.
What is the definition of estimation and measurement?
Estimation and measurement- Using different units like area, mass, temperature.
What is the process skill for infer?
Infer- Educated or reasonable guess about what is happening right now.
What is the science process skill for predict?
Predict- educated guess about what will happen in the future. ( weather forecast, support outcomes)
What are making and using models as a scientific skill?
Make a map or a drawing to help you plan in building. Easier to work with.
What is making operational definitions as a scientific skill?
Define an idea based on what you know, may change over time.
What are the tools for that help us see and hear better?
What are the tools of measurement?
- Stop Watch
- Metric Ruler
- Graduated Cylinder
- Spring Meter
What are the electric tools?
- Computer-Aided Models
What is the tool we'll use to find information of an area you are researching?
What is a hand lens and how do we use it in science?
A hand lens is a magnifying glass, a portable tool for examinating things. It makes things look larger, but not as much as a microscope does.
What is a microscope?
A microscope uses a series of lenses that make objects appear larger. You can adjust the position of the lenses to change the amount you magnify the object.
What is a stop watch?
A stopwatch is a watch with a hand that can be stopped or started. It is used for timing experiments.
What is a metric ruler?
A metric ruler or meterstick is used to measure length. A meterstick is one meter long. The stick is divided into centimeters and millimeters.
What is a graduated cylinders?
Graduated cylinders and beakers can be used to measure volume, or the amount of space an object takes up.
What is a camera?
Cameras can be used to take pictures of objects. Pictures help you record and compare objects and observe changes.
What is a thermometer?
A thermometer is used to measure the temperature of an object. The liquid (mercury) in the thermometer expands when both get warmer and contracts when both cool. This causes the liquid to move up and down the temperature scale. In the Celsius scale, 0° represents the freezing point of water, and 100° represents the boiling point of water.