told in “Science Is...)
The Ten Step Method
One: Decide on a question. (The
Step Three: Move to making a guess about the answer to the question. (Hypothesis
Step Four: Determine
that can be changed or manipulated.
Step Five: Decide
how to answer the question. Write out, in detail, each of the steps you are going to
together the equipment and materials you will need.
Step Seven: Do the experiment and collect the data.
Step Eight: Compare
with the hypothesis.
Step Nine: Make your conclusions.
Step Ten: Construct
your display and write
your formal report, including your abstract.
IMPORTANT!!! Be sure to write in your log every time that you do anything that has to do with your science project!
Keep in mind that when you use
the scientific method that it is only a general plan. The rules are
flexible. How scientists actually do science and how we describe the
scientific process often do not match. The description often lacks the
wrong turns, the hunches that do not work, and the mistakes, What is
usually missing is the challenging, frustrating, exciting, human adventure
of scientific discovery.
taken (aka stolen) from:
Susan V. Bosak. Science Is ....
second edition. Scholastic Canada Ltd. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.