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1.Identify the problem
2. Gather Info about the problem
3. Form your hypothesis
4. Test your hypothesis
What are the first four steps of the scientific method?
process of gathering knowledge about the natural world
observing and predicting
two scientific skills involved in investigating
info gathered about the world using 5 senses
yes, the senses can be fooled
can the info gathered with your senses be wrong?
data that uses adjectives and describes, like smelly,hard,or soft
data that uses numbers
forecasting what will happen in the future
no, they should be unbiased
should observations be biased?
any tool that makes life easier is?
1. about the natural world
2. answered by making observations and collecting data
3. narrow and specific
4. mature question
5.worded in a way that makes sure it can be investigated
6. cause/effect relationship
criteria for a good scientific question?
consult the sci record or talk to an expert, or make further observations
when gathering info who/what can you gather info from?
books, publications, journals, and online references
what is the sci record?
1. controlled experiment
2. observational study
what are methods of testing a hypothesis?
any condition or factor that can affect the outcome of an investigation
condition or factor being tested
condition or factor being measured
conditions or factors that remain the same
test groups/experimental groups
groups that receive variable
group that does not receive variable
what type of experiment with holds info from experimenter or test groups
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