Scientific Method PowerPoint

8th grade science
Steps of the Scientific Method
1. Purpose/ Question
 What do you want to learn?
2. Research
 Find out as much about your topic as you
3. Hypothesis
 Predict the answer to the problem
(educated guess)
Steps of the Scientific Method
4. Experiment
 Design and perform an experiment to test your
5. Data/Analysis
 Record observations and analyze what the
data means. Often you will prepare a table or
graph of the data.
6. Conclusion
 Was your hypothesis correct? Conclude
whether to accept or reject your hypothesis,
and share your results