Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Essential Questions

1) What is Science?
Science is basically a topic where we are able to understand the history of our natural world, how the natural world works, with observable physical evidence as the basis of that understanding. 

It is achieved through experiments to stimulate natural processes under controlled conditions.

2) Scientific Methods
The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. Scientists use the scientific method to search for cause and effect relationships in nature. In other words, they design an experiment so that changes to one item cause something else to vary in a predictable way.

Just as it does for a professional scientist, the scientific method will help you to focus your science fair project question, construct a hypothesis, design, execute, and evaluate your experiment.

  1. Objective observation: Measurement and data (possibly although not necessarily using mathematics as a tool)
  2. Evidence
  3. Experiment and/or observation as benchmarks for testing hypotheses
  4. Induction: reasoning to establish general rules or conclusions drawn from facts or examples
  5. Repetition
  6. Critical analysis
  7. Verification and testing: critical exposure to scrutiny, peer review and assessment
  8. Ask questions
  9. Propose a hypothesis 

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