SCIENTIFIC METHOD

SCIENTIFIC METHOD

The Scientific Method

HISTORY OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

I. INTRODUCTION


Long before the world accepted cold science and scientific investigation, issues and “truths” were determined through arguments. Sadly, arguments do not give assurance the truthfulness of a belief.

One must have proof first before jumping to any conclusion. And proof is derived only after careful observation and disciplined experiments are performed. This process is called scientific method.

What’s the scientific method?

The “scientific method” is not really something new because we apply it  everyday, although we may not be conscious of it. Instinctively, we solve a problem systematically. The scientific method is the manner of organizing our thoughts to help us find the most effective and efficient answer to our problem.

II. STEPS IN SCIENTIFIC METHOD

How do I use the scientific method?

The scientific method is a series of steps that you need to follow when you’re solving a problem. In this blog, we present a simple  five-step scientific method that may help you solve your problems.

  • Problem: First you should know the problem that you wanted to solve. Determine your purpose for using scientific method. It is easier to come up with the answer if one thoroughly understands the problem.

  • Data: What are the necessary information needed to solve your problem? You need to have some observations regarding the problem you are trying to solve.You also need to formulate questions that may lead you to more important details about the problem.

  • Hypothesis: An educated guess, the possible answer. This would include the first question: “What are the possible ways to solve my problems?” You may come up with more than one hypothesis. A hypothesis is comprised of an independent and a dependent variables.The independent variable shows what you are going to do to solve the problem and the dependent variable shows the possible outcome of what you will do. Thus, your hypothesis should be testable.

  • Remember that a hypothesis is different from a theory. A hypothesis is often known as a “guess” or a “working assumption.” On the other hand, a theory is a conceptual framework that explains existing observations and predicts new ones.

  • Experiments:This is the act of testing your hypothesis. This process will show you which hypothesis corresponds to the right answer to your problem. This might also include the procedures you have followed in your experiments. This will be the key in coming up with the right answer to your problem.

  • Conclusion: What do the results mean? Was one of your hypotheses correct? You can make this as short as you want to. A short conclusion would be easier to understand, hence, the shorter the conclusion, the better.

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INTRODUCTION

STEPS IN SCIENTIFIC METHOD:

Identifying the problem

Gathering data & observation

Hypothesis

Experiments

Conclusion

Examples (Application on daily living)

at home

in the community

in school

IMPORTANCE OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

USES OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

To be able to come up with a solution to a problem one needs to undergo such steps. One way is by means of SCIENTIFIC METHOD. A systematic and organize way of solving problems. Scientists and lot of people have already proven the effectiveness on solving such problem. We may come up with the cause and solution to ones problem.

I. INTRODUCTION

What’s the scientific method?

The Scientific method is not really something special. The only exemption of this way of solving problems is that it can solve any problem systematically. Scientific Method helps us organize our thoughts to help us find the answer to our problem.

II. STEPS IN SCIENTIFIC METHOD

How do I use the scientific method?

The scientific method is just a list of steps that you need to follow when you’re solving a problem. In this blog you can see you can get five(5) step that could probably help you solve your problems..

  • Problem: First you should know the problem that you wanted to be solve. This is for you to know your purpose in dealing with the scientific method. Knowing the problem would help you find out your goal.

  • Data: What are the necessary information needed to solve your problem. You might need to have some observation regarding the problem you are trying to solve out.

  • Hypothesis:This would include the first question, What are the possible way to solve my problems. You may come up with more than one hypothesis. This include an independent and a dependent variable. Wherein the independent variables shows what you are going to do to solve the problem and the dependent variable shows the possible outcome of what you will do.

  • Experiments:This is now testing your hypothesis. This process will show you which hypothesis corresponds the right answer to your problem. This might also include the procedures you have done unto your experiments. This will be the key to come up to the right answer in your problem.

  • Conclusion: What do the results mean? Was your hypothesis correct? You can make this as short as you want to. The shorter the better, it would be easier understand the results of your investigation.

EXAMPLES OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Let’s say I have a problem: My wallet was gone. How would I use the scientific method to solve this problem?

AT HOME

  • Problem:My wallet was gone.

  • Data: I went to the market to buy some goods with Mae Ann. When I am at home I found out that my wallet was gone.

  • Hypothesis: My first hypothesis would be, Maybe I lost it in the market while we are buying goods. The second hypothesis is,maybe Mae Ann got my wallet. The third would be, Maybe I had misplaced it in the house.

  • Experiments: The first try I look all over the house to find my lost wallet but I failed. The second try I went to Mae Ann to ask her If my wallet is with her. She said that it was with her. She found it while she was on her way home near the market.

  • Conclusion: I have lost my wallet in the market and Mae Ann found it and gave to back to me.

III.IMPORTANCE OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

IV.USES OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD

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