Processes and Procedures

by Gwen and Haley

Asking Scientific Questoins

A scientific question can not be an opinion. A scientific question has to be something you can prove. For example, where did humans come from? But, if you do say that Mrs.Piersol is the best, someone may think Mr.Hubbs is. So that would not be a scientific question.

Types of Scientific Investigations

Before experiments, you should always read about your question. Say, Tom and Joan found 3 things thinking they were magnets. What could they do to find out if they were wrong? See if it stuck to the fridge maybe. But where did they find this information? Probably the internet or library.

Designing a Fair Experment

You should always design a fair experment. Maybe you want to see what

liquid evaporates fastest. Don't put one in a warmer room. Put them in a equally hot room. You should do this so you know you have the right awnser.

Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions

Your data is your information. Your awnser to your question. Think of this as a math problem. Question plus experiment equals data. But warning, you must have support for your awnser or not a single person would know if you were right or wrong. Once you have the evidence, you have a conclusion.

Data

Pieces of knowledge.

Investigaiton

Careful study.

Experiment

Something you do to find out more!

Variable

Something that could change.

conclusion

A awnser to your question.

question #1

Mrs.Piersol and Chad found a couple things that looked like a magnets. What experiment could they do to find out if they were magnets?

question#2

What is data?

question#3

Why is a fair experiment important?

question#4

Boomer and Remy love food. They dug up someone's garden. What could Boomer or Remy do to figure out if the foods were rotten?

question #5

What was this all about?