pose a question
First step of Scientific Inquiry
involve using one or more of your senses to gather information
a possible explanation for a set of observations or an answer to a scientific question. it must be something that can be tested.
design an experiment
fifth step of scientific inquiry
scientists began an investigation with a...
second step of scientific inquiry
interpretations or assumptions based on observation and prior knowledge
third step of scientific inquiry
develop a hypothesis
fourth step of scientific inquiry
sixth step of scientific inquiry
facts, figures and other evidence collected in an expirement. it comes in forms of descriptions or measurments
after all data are interpreted, scientists are ready to draw a ....
the last step of scientific inquiry
"word" that represents the first letter of each word involved in scientific inquiry
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words that correspond with each step of scientific inquiry
example of first step
does the shape of ice affect how quickly the ice melts?
examples of second step
surface texture of ice, color of ice, volume of ice
example of third step
the ice is clear so it was made from water
after this is tested once, it must be tested several other times to make sure the results are consistent
example of the fourth step
the shape of ice has no effect on the speed of melting
all the factors that could affect the outcome of an experiment
the factor that scientists change
shape of ice
example of a manipulated variable
one in which there is only 1 manipulated variable and all other variables are kept constant
find the meaning of data
scientists need to interpret
this happens once all the data has been collected
involves looking for patterns or trends
data can be displayed in.....
diagrams, tables, or graphs
eliminating this is as important as proving it
new question and new experiment
usually any findings will lead to....
the conclusion should be in......
what is included in the conclusion paragraph
explain the problem, restate the hypothesis, state the results by describing the data, state if the hypothesis was correct or incorrect, predict the next question that could be tested
the ice is......
the shape of.....
in my experiment....