scientific method introduction


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Scientific Method Subject: Science Grade: 6th-8th NEP, LEP

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Six Steps Think of a question. (write it down) What is your hypothesis? (write it down) Gather the materials for testing. Test the hypothesis and record the results. Compare and look for patterns in the results. Share your conclusion.

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Which step do you think the picture represents?

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Hypothesis An idea about a topic or object What you think will happen Must be able to test

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Test Experiment Observe Collect data or information

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Results Data or information collected from the tests What happened

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Conclusion What happened during the tests? What patterns did you see, or what did you observe? What were the results? Did the results support or contradict the hypothesis?

Summary: Lists the steps of the scientific method and defines vocabulary. Students also have an opportunity to associate a picture with one of the steps.

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