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Scientific Method - A Series of steps used for scientific investigation.
Observation - The act of gathering facts and making notes about events.
Experimentation - The act of designing and conducting experiments or tests.
Variable(s)- Parts of an experiment that can change and/or cause a change in the results.
Constant(s)- The part of the experimentation that doesn't change.
Control - A test group in an experiment where a variable is not changed.
Hypothesis - An idea that predicts how anything works
- A simple statement that can be tested to see if it is true or false.
Theory - An idea correctly predicts how something will behave, it is a theory.
If an idea explains all the facts, or evidence that we have found, it is also a theory.
____1.Come up with a question
____2.Develop a hypothesis
____3.Design an experiment to test your hypothesis
Question: The amount of force you put on a marker will affect the lifetime
Hypothesis: Pushing harder on a marker makes its lifetime shorter
Experiment: Push Gradually harder on markers and then repeat for one week ( or more )
Variable: Push Force ( One Minute each day )
Constant:Markers ( same ink, brand, color )
Q: Why does the angle of a slope matter (giddet?) when you are rolling a ball down it to get speed?
Q:Why do stars die?
Q:how does friction make heat?
Q:How do tall towers not fall down even when the wind up there is blowing?
Q:Why do two objects, say, a bowling ball and a golf ball hit the ground at the same time when I drop them from a 30 meter hight?
Q:How does A pencil let you write?
Q:How does a ships rudder turn a ship?
Q:Why does the brain lose the ability to learn as much after a while?
Q: How do propellers propel planes forward?
Q:How do fruits ripen after picking?