Chemistry unit 1

Scientific Method

An organized approach to solve problems

observe

Use your 5 senses; define the problem

Hypotheses

Educated guess; reasonable explanation for the observations

Experiments

Tests each hypothesis in order to prove or disapprove

analyze

Compares the results from the experiment to the original hypothesis

Conclusion (theory)

a hypothesis supported by experimental evidence

scientific law

Used to describe a natural phenomenon which has been tested over a long period of time under different conditions

scientific theory

A well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.