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1 Scientific
Investigation

Mary Mathias
SPS ITRT

What is the Scientific Method?


Its the way scientists solve a problem
The scientific method is the list of steps you use
to solve a problem

The Scientific Method


Conclusion
Results
Data
Procedure
Materials
Hypothesis
Purpose

Purpose
This is why you are doing the experiment.

Example:
The purpose of this experiment is to see which
2nd grade teacher will win at the milk chugging
contest

Hypothesis
This is the where you guess what is going to
happen after the experiment

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I think
Example:
I think that Mr. Bagley will beat Mrs. Thompson
and Mrs. Johnson at the milk chugging contest.

Materials
Materials are the things that you will need for
the experiment.

Example:
We will need a gallon of milk and a timer for the
milk chugging experiment.

Procedure
These are the steps you complete during the
experiment.
Think of them as
Example:
1. Teachers will be given a gallon milk .
2. The teachers will drink the whole gallon of
milk while someone times them with the
timer.
3. Record each teachers time on a chart.

Data

Results

After you have followed the steps of the


experiment,
record the data!
Then create a chart or graph to show your data.
Then you can try to find anything special
about your results.

Conclusion
After you look at your data, see if you can make
a conclusion. In other words,
what did you learn from doing this
experiment?
Example:
We learned that Mr. Bagley is stronger than the
other teachers and can chug a lot of milk!

The Scientific Method


Conclusion
Results
Data
Procedure
Materials
Hypothesis
Purpose

So do you think you


know the
scientific method?
Lets find out

Scenario #1
Jackhyla and Shantell wanted to do an
experiment with magnets. They listed the
things they needed to do the experiment:
magnets, toy cars, and rubber bands. What
part of the scientific method is this called?
a) hypothesis
b) materials
c) procedure
d) data

b) materials

Scenario #2
Jaden, Sincere, and Ashante were testing to see
which ball, a basketball or volleyball, would
bounce higher. Before they did the experiment,
each of them guessed what they thought would
happen before the experiment.
What part of the scientific method is this called?
a) purpose
b) materials
c) hypothesis
d) data

c) hypothesis

Scenario #3
Degas, Nyasia, and Abriana decided to test
which objects in their classroom were
attracted to magnets. When their teacher
asked why they were doing their experiment,
they told their teacher the reason.
What part of the scientific method is this called?
a) purpose
b) materials
c) data
d) hypothesis

a) purpose

Scenario #4
Makayla and Trayshawn wanted to test if sugar
or salt dissolved faster in hot water. In order
to do this, they followed certain steps to
complete the experiment.
What part of the scientific method is this called?
a) data
b) procedure
c) purpose
d) results

c) procedure

Scenario #5
Kamiyah and Treyvaughn were testing which
balloon rocket would go the fastest. After they
did each test, they recorded their findings
on a chart.
These findings are what part of the scientific
method?
a) hypothesis
b) materials
c) procedure
d) data

d) data

Scenario #6
Tayshawn and Jacoby were looking at the results
of their experiment with glue. They noticed
that wood holds tighter together with wood
glue than with school glue. They learned that
wood glue is best when working with wood.
What part of the scientific method is this called?
a) hypothesis
b) materials
c) procedure
d) conclusion

d) Conclusion

Scenario #7
Tyyhon and Sharnyce looked at the results of
their experiment and made a bar graph to
show what happened after their experiment.
What are the results of the scientific method
called?
a) data
b) purpose
c) procedure
d) hypothesis

d) data

Scenario #8
Abigail and Laddaris were testing which color
candle would burn the fastest with their
teacher. They thought the red one would burn
the fastest and made their prediction before
doing the experiment.
What part of the scientific method is this called?
a) hypothesis
b) materials
c) procedure
d) data

a) hypothesis

Scenario #9
Demetria and Desiree were recreating the water
cycle in their classroom using a heat lamp,
water, plastic cup, and plastic wrap.
What part of the scientific method are these items
called?
a) hypothesis
b) materials
c) procedure
d) data

b) materials

Scenario #10
Demontae and Ariana measured how high they
could jump by wearing different types of
shoes. From their results, they learned that
shoes with rubber soles are more suitable for
jumping rather than shoes with plastic soles.
What part of the scientific method is this called?
a) conclusion
b) materials
c) procedure
d) data

a) conclusion

Now you are experts in the


scientific method!
My hypothesis is that you will pass the
test. Are you ready to prove that
guess right?