The Scientific Method - Mind Map

The Scientific Method Mind Map
 
 
 
 

The Scientific Method - Mind Map

4 years ago by: MatchWare
 
 
  • The Scientific Method
    • 1. Determine the PROBLEM.
    • 2. RESEARCH your problem.
    • 3. Write a HYPOTHESIS.
    • 4.TEST the hypothesis. Design and perform your EXPERIMENT.
      • List the materials
      • Review and list all safety precautions
      • Number and list the steps in your procedure in detail
      • Identify all variables
        • Independent or Manipulated Variable
          • There should be just one.
        • Dependent or Responding Variable
          • There is often more than one.
        • Identify the constants
          • All the conditions that are kept the same for each trial.
      • Identify the Control
        • The group not exposed to the Independent Variable
    • 5.Record and Analyze DATA AND OBSERVATIONS. Measure everything!!!
      • Qualitative data
        • Regular observations, sketches and notes
          • Daily or more often. Use a loose leaf log book or journal.
      • Quantitative data measured and/or counted
        • Data tables
        • Spreadsheets
        • Graphs
        • Database
        • Statistical analysis of data
          • Average or mean
          • Range
          • Median
          • T test or more complex analysis
    • Draw a CONCLUSION based on your results. It must restate and relate back to your if/then hypothesis.
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