The Scientific Method is a systematic way to find answers to questions that interest you. The following five steps will make the documentation of your science experiments easier.
Time Required: 30 minutes
- Question: Make observations and develop your question. The question should be about what you are interested in learning or what you want to know.
- Hypothesis: State your hypothesis. Your hypothesis is your educated guess about what you think will happen.
- Method: The method is the process or steps of your experiment. This should be very detailed and include materials needed.
- Results: The results are the facts or data that you collect from your experiment.
- Conclusion: In the conclusion, you explain why you think the experiment happened the way it did. Include whether the results supported your hypothesis or not.
- Be sure to be specific when stating your method. You want others to be able to repeat your experiment based on your method.
- Don't feel bad if your conclusion doesn't support your hypothesis. Remember it was a guess and half the fun of science experiments is being surprised when you see the results.
- Print and use the Scientific Method Form below.