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Scientific Method

Scientific Method Study Guide

 Complete the chart or write the answers on a separate sheet of paper.


What is the scientific method?



What is the problem of the experiment?



What are the two types of observations you can make in an experiment?



What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations?



What is an inference?



What is the hypothesis?




What are three types of variables in an experiment?




What is the difference between the 3 variables?



What occurs when you test your hypothesis?



How/why should you organize your data?



What occurs during the conclusion stage?



Why should you always repeat your experiment?



What are the steps of the scientific method? (in order)



Identify each example as a step in the scientific method.

1.      Deciding on a what to prepare for  your parent’s favorite dish _____________________

2.      Compare prices at several dealers for a new car         ______________________________

3.      Looking on the kitchen table for your lunch box       ______________________________

4.      At 5:30, I need to go to soccer practice                      ______________________________

5.      The weatherman predicted rain so I’ll carry an umbrella        ________________________

6.      When I get home from school I’ll have a snack, do my homework, and then watch my favorite show                                                                                    ________________________

7.      The leaves on the plant were droopy so I gave the plant some water.           ____________

8.      Mary had a hard time deciding what outfit to wear to the party.      __________________

9.      The referee blew the whistle because there were 12 players on the football field.   ______

10.  The Empire State Building has 106 floors.                             ________________________



Created on 10/15/2007 - Last updated on 5/7/2015