Steps of the Scientific Method PROBLEM •The question you are trying to solve •Always written in a question format •Example: What happens when you mix liquid starch with liquid glue? HYPOTHESIS •An educated or best guess •What you think will happen (prediction) •Example: I think liquid starch and liquid glue will form a liquid. –or- EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS •A list of items needed to perform the experiment •These are NOT numbered •Example: beaker, measuring cup, test tube PROCEDURES •The steps to the experiment •Always numbered •Example: 1. Measure two tablespoons of liquid starch into a bowl. OBSERVATIONS •What you see •The data you collect •Example: The product looks like a ____________. It feels ______. CONCLUSION •The answer to your problem question •Example: When you mix liquid starch with liquid glue, it forms a _____________.