a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems
always in form of a question; the question we are trying to answer by doing the experiment
An educated guess
data and results
A summary of the data you have collected (graphs, tables, charts, photos, etc.); all your observations from the experiment
the answer to your question; a summary of what you have learned from an experiment
part of an experiment that does not contain a variable; all conditions are kept normal; used as a COMPARISON
factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely changes; the cause
the factor that is measured; the result/effect of the experiment
The question you want to answer. Inquiry has led to many discoveries in science. Ask your question.
Tell what you think is the answer to the problem
Should be written as an "if...then" or an "I think that..." statement
Test your hypothesis. You may need to do this step more than once to see if the results are the same each time.
Organize into charts, tables, drawing, and diagrams. You can decide what the information means.
Compare your results and hypothesis. Decide if your hypothesis is right or wrong. Tell what you decide.
The step by step directions to follow in the experiment
The tools needed in an experiment
You use the 5 senses to gather information
Prediction; can be wrong