The Scientific Method, Web Exploration Type in the following web address into the browser: http://aspire.cosmic-ray.org/labs/scientific_method/sci_method_main.html 1. Click on the picture in the center of the page to enter the application. 2. Click on the box that says “What is the Scientific Method?” 3. Now click the Forward arrow to read the mystery story and its solution. At the end of the story, a BLUE box will pop up to explain how the mystery relates to the scientific method. 4. Write the steps to the scientific method as given in the blue box: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. Now click “What is the question/problem to be solved,” then read the information in the box and click “Lab 1.” 6. Answer both questions and check your answers. 7. 8. 9. Now click the forward arrow. Based on this screen, what is a fact? _______________________________________ What is an opinion? ______________________________________________________ 10. Click forward until you see the button “Facts and Inference Lab.” complete this activity. Click to 11. Click forward to the “Hypothesis” screen, then click “Try Some Situations” Practice by making some hypotheses of your own. 12. Then read about Pasteur’s experiment, and click the button to identify Pasteur’s hypothesis. Write it here: ___________________________________________ 13. Click forward to the section about Experiments. good experiment. 1. 2. 3. Identify three aspects of a 14. Complete the practice experiments and identify what is missing/incorrect about the given experiments. 15. Validate your hypotheses from step 11.