Scientific Inquiry – Scientists ask questions about what they observe in the natural world.
Inquiry guides research.
Theory – A possible explanation of observations and data, which is tested and revised.
Experiments – Tests a hypothesis in a controlled setting by changing a variable to see how it effects another variable.
Scientific Method Steps
Question or Problem
Application and Expansion
Constant/Controlled variable- variable that remains the same in the experiment; doesn’t change
Variable- anything can be changed
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Use the Scientific Method to Explain this Diagram
Laboratory and Field Experiments