How we Learn in Science
The Scientific Method A Way of Problem Solving
A Scientist is born!
Can Curiosity go too Far?
|Who is a scientist? Anyone who is
curious has the qualities to be a
If you have ever asked a
question you are a scientist!
|Gather Information on the Problem
|Form a Hypothesis - This is your prediction for the answer to the question, but you aren't sure yet!
|Perform the Experiment using a Control and a Variable.
|State the Problem - The Question you want to answer
|State a Conclusion - Was the hypothesis right or wrong?
One winter evening, near the beach you went for a walk. You notice the melted snow had near your cabin was freezing into lovely shapes.
could be the reason for this curious observation you wonder
Without realizing it, the friends had taken an important step in the scientific method. You recognized a scientific problem. A scientist might
state this problem in another way: What causes fresh water to freeze at a higher temperature than sea water?
Although the two friends might be satisfied with their conclusion, not so with a scientist. As you read before a scientist would want to
repeat the experiment many times to be sure the data were accurate