A mind map about scientific method.
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The Scientific Method
1. Determine the PROBLEM.
2. RESEARCH your problem.
3. Write a HYPOTHESIS.
4.TEST the hypothesis. Design and perform your EXPERIMENT.
List the materials
Independent or Manipulated Variable
There should be just one.
Dependent or Responding Variable
There is often more than one.
Identify the constants
All the conditions that are kept the same for each trial.
Review and list all safety precautions
Number and list the steps in your procedure in detail
Identify all variables
Identify the Control
The group not exposed to the Independent Variable
5.Record and Analyze DATA AND OBSERVATIONS. Measure everything!!!
Regular observations, sketches and notes
Daily or more often. Use a loose leaf log book or journal.
Quantitative data measured and/or counted
Statistical analysis of data
Average or mean
T test or more complex analysis
Draw a CONCLUSION based on your results. It must restate and relate back to your if/then hypothesis.