I don’t know wether to include it into the Physics division for our Educational Aid sub-category, or just post it under Educational Aid itself or, create a General Science Category for this lesson that I’ll be posting.
In this post, I’ll be discussing every single step of the Scientific Method, describing each step how it works and its performed, and a bit other useful information that you must need to know about the scientific method. Actually, I think we’ve tackled this lesson in my 2nd year of Hig School Education, as well as in the 3rd and now in the 4th.. That’s why I don’t know where to put it, but anyways, let’s get it started.
Let’s first define scientific method. Scientific method refers to the body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.
And now let’s move into the detail as I’ll be discussing every step of it thoroughly so all of you can understand.
- Find/Name the problem
- In this first step, you’ll gonna look for a problem that you’ll be experimenting about or where you will apply the scientific method. Let me name a sample.
- Ex: “What would happen if I would cut all trees in the Davao Area without planting new ones?”
- Formulate your hypothesis
- While here in the second step, you’re going to create your own conclusion of what would happen to your experiment or to the problem if certain action would have been taken. Let me stick to the example that I’ve posted above. and continue with it.
- Ex: “If I would not replace the trees I cut, then Davao would be under water the next time it’ll heavily rain here.”
- Don’t you ever fear formulating your hypothesis. It’s nothing but a guess that you’ve come up with, which may or may not be correct. Predictions are not always true, are they?
- Test your hypothesis (experiment)
- Here’s where you come into action in physical means, by doing the experiment or executing the tasks mentioned in your hypothesis to test whether it’s correct or incorrect. Besides a experiment, you could also conduct a intensive study to check whether your hypothesis could be true or not.
- Ex: “I’ve now cut all the trees, and it’s starting to rain in masses any day soon..”
- Check and interpret your results
- Now is the typing to gather the data from the experiment that you have conducted or from the research that you’ve conducted. Compare and contrast these details with other facts that you can find all around the internet or other people who are doing a common experiment than you. The more details gathered, the more informative your results tally may be.
- Ex: “In Canada, the whole forest has been cut, and it rained, and everything is under water now.” (based on a research that you might have done)
- Ex: “Davao City is now under water after the experiment that I have conducted! It has rained very hard yesterday, and all the water is still around Davao.” (could be based from the observation or the data that you collect from your experiment
- Create a conclusion
- After all the data gathered, after everything observed keenly, and everything vital for your experiment or study analyzed properly. It’s time to come up with a final conclusion based on either the research, the data you collected from the experiment, or the observation from the experiment that you have conducted.
- Ex: “My hypothesis is true, Davao City will be under water when all trees are cut in the Davao Area”.
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