CHCS 6th Grade Scientific Method Unit

Question Answer
science man's observations of the physical world
verify to support the answer with additional observations or data
control must not change so the experiment is fair
data pieces of information a person records during an experiment or survey
hypothesis an educated guess about the solution to a problem
problem a question that may be answered by using the scientific method; must be observable, measurable, and repeatable
scientific method a process used to find the answer to questions about the world around us
independent variable what the scientist decides to change in an experiment
dependent variable can be measured; is a result of something else in the experiment
The Steps of the Scientific Method in the order that they are used most often 1. identify the problem
2. form a hypothesis
3. design an experiment or survey
4. collect data
5. classify and analyze the data
6. choose an answer
7. verify the answer
8. use the answer to predict outcomes
observations any information collected with the 5 senses
inference the process of coming to a conclusion based on observed evidence

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