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The Scientific Process micro-lesson

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This lesson is a quick overview of all the stages a scientist goes through in the scientific process. Firstly, a scientist thinks about what they already know about a topic. This leads them to ask questions about what they don't know. They will choose one question to focus on and perfect it. Next, the scientist will come up with a fair test by determining their independent variable, dependent variable, and controls. Now, they will hypothesize or predict what will happen. After this, they are ready to do the experiment making sure to carefully record methods. With the information or data they collect in the experiment, scientists then record their results perhaps by producing graphs. After this, the scientist uses their knowledge to interpret the results and form conclusions. Lastly, it is important for scientists to share their findings with the world either in an oral or written form.

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  • We interpret results in the...

    1) conclusion
    2) methods
    3) hypothesis
    4) research question
  • What do scientists do when they make a hypothesis?

    1) They predict what will happen.
    2) They design an experiment.
    3) They say what did happen.
    4) They say why something happened.
  • What variables do scientists need to determine.

    1) The independent variable, dependent variable and controls.
    2) Just the independent variable.
    3) Just the controls.
    4) Just the independent variable and controls.
  • Where might we find graphs in a scientific write up?

    1) The results
    2) The hypothesis
    3) The research question
    4) In all sections
  • Which of these is not a stage of the scientific process?

    1) handing your work in to the teacher
    2) sharing methods
    3) making conclusions
    4) making a hypothesis

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