Scientific Method

What is a Science Project?

A science project is an investigation using the scientific method to discover the answer to a scientific problem.

Does it have to be "Scientific Method"?

Recognizing that personal and cultural beliefs influence both our perceptions and our interpretations of natural phenomena, we use standard procedures and criteria (known as scientific method) to minimize the influence of bias or prejudice in our research.

What is "Scientific Method"?

Scientific method is a set of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. The purpose of scientific method is discovering facts while avoiding lies and delusion.

In its most basic form, the scientific method can consist of the following tasks:

  1. Thinking of a question or Identifying a Problem .
    Answering the question or finding a solution for the problem will be the purpose of your project.
  2. Gathering existing information about the subject.
    Information you gather are also known as Background Information.
  3. Identifying Variables that may affect the experiment or observation
  4. Forming a hypothesis
    A hypothesis is either a suggested explanation for a phenomenon or a reasoned proposal suggesting a possible answer to the question, a possible solution to the problem or a possible result for your experiment or observation. The scientific method requires that a hypothesis must be testable. Scientists generally base such hypotheses on previous observations or knowledge.. 
  5. Designing and Performing Experiments or making observations
  6. Collecting and Analyzing Data
  7. Formulating Conclusions about the Hypothesis  

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