Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Inquiry - Science

Note: This can be found on Introductions page

" Science is the concerted human effort to understand the history of the natural world and how the natural world works, with observable physical evidence as the basis of understanding. It is done through observation of natural phenomena, and or or through experimentation that tries to simulate natural processes under controlled conditions."

What is the Scientific method?

Problem, Purpose, Research Question
The problem or research question is the topic of the project with every part of the project done to answer this question. The research question is sometimes formed as a statement and is called the "Problem" or "Problem Statement."

The hypothesis is an "educated guess," formed as a statement that is proposed initially to be the answer to the research question. For example, "The plant should wither in a few days"

It is the list of all supplies and equipment used in conducting research or experiment. The list of materials should include all of the ingredients and items of the procedure.

The procedure is a detailed, step - by - step description of how the experiment is conducted. It includes specifically how you measure to get the results to prove or disprove your hypothesis. The photos depicting the steps are good to have also.

The results are in the form of a statement that explains or interprets the data. Results can be in the form of raw data, graphs, general summarization of what the data shows. For example, "Test Plant 3 showed little difference in growth rate as compared to the Control Plant.

The conclusion is a summary of the research and the results of the experiment. This is where the answer to the problem or research question is; a statement of whether your data supported your hypothesis or not. It may have data that supported part of your hypothesis and not another part. It may also have data that did not support your hypothesis at all.

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