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What are the steps of the scientific method?
How do scientists solve problems? I- Fill in each oval of the flowchart below with a step of the scientific method. Steps of the scientific method include: Define the following processes: 1. Observation 2. Hypothesis 3. Prediction 4. Experimentation 5. Analysis
Why is the scientific method called an iterative process?
Even though we show the scientific method as a series of steps, keep in mind that new information or thinking might cause a scientist to back up and repeat steps at any point during the process. A process like the scientific method that involves such backing up and repeating is called an iterative process.
How is the process of Science not predetermined?
The process of science is not predetermined. Any point in the process leads to many possible next steps, and where that next step leads could be a surprise. For example, instead of leading to a conclusion about tectonic movement, testing an idea about plate tectonics could lead to an observation of an unexpected rock layer.
Why is it important to understand the scientific method?
Whether you are doing a science fair project, a classroom science activity, independent research, or any other hands-on science inquiry understanding the steps of the scientific method will help you focus your scientific question and work through your observations and data to answer the question as well as possible.
How is the scientific method used in real life?
• Describe a real-life problem where you have or could have used the steps of the scientific method to solve the problem. Include the steps involved in solving the problem. The scientific method is a process that is used to solve complex problems in any situation.
How to ask a question in the scientific method?
Ask a Question The scientific method starts when you ask a question about something that you observe: How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, or Where? For a science fair project some teachers require that the question be something you can measure, preferably with a number. 2. Do Background Research
Who was the first person to use the scientific method?
The scientific method was not invented by any one person, but is the outcome of centuries of debate about how best to find out how the natural world works. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle was among the first known people to promote that observation and reasoning must be applied to figure out how nature works.