Flashcards in Scientific Method Deck (8)
What did Bacon contribute to the scientific method?
State-sponsored science and producing beneficial techology
What did Galileo contribute to the scientific method?
Experimentation and Independent Confirmation
What did Descartes contribute to the scientific method?
Skepticism (not trusting your senses alone) and systematic doubting (questioning
What does empirical mean?
Verifiable and tangible
What kind of thinking does science use to explore the universe around us?
In order to conduct a good experiment, you must ________ your variables.
Control your variables!
What is the order of the steps of the scientific method?
1. Observe and question
2. Do some background research
3. Make a Hypothesis (a prediction)
4. Experiment! Test your hypothesis.
5. Collect results and draw a conclusion.