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					Scientific Method

 “Order in the Court”
• Determine a specific topic you want to
  research
• For example: “How does being on time to
  class relate to final grades?”
• Use books and scientific journals
• Use measurements
  – Metric system
     • Meter, Liter, Gram, Fahrenheit, Celsius
• Gather and compare data
• Educated Guess based on facts gathered
  from previous observations.
• CAN BE TESTED
• Conduct your experiment
   – Example: Fires in Chatsworth
• Test all variables
   – Control Group
      • A part of the experiment that remains constant
          – Example: An area without fires—nothing changes.
   – Independent variables
      • Cause
          – Example: Fires
   – Dependent variables
      • Effect
          – Example: Firefighters
• Copy all DATA on charts, tables and
  graphs.
• A critical ANALYSIS and judgement
  drawn by data and using EVIDENCE.
• Incorporates all steps of the scientific
  method.
• A logical explanation for events that occur
  in nature that have been supported by
  NUMEROUS experiments.
• Note: This is not the same definition for
  theory in other subjects.

				
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