Scientific Method

Scientific method – ways to investigate phenomena, get new knowledge, correct errors and mistakes, and test theories.

  • a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses

A scientist gathers empirical and measurable evidence, and uses sound reasoning. New knowledge often needs adjusting, or fitting into, previous knowledge.

  • Scientific Method Rap (video 3:07) – problem, questions, information, hypothesis, experiment, data – observation, research, variables, constants

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