The scientific method is a process that can help you in all walks of life, not just in a science lab. The basic overview of the method requires you first to identify a problem or truth that you are seeking. It could be something as simple as "does water help plants grow?" After you determine the problem you need to come up with a prediction of what you think the answer to the question is. After that we design an experiment to test this prediction. After we gather all the data from the experiment, we examine the data and draw a conclusion. From there we share and discuss all the data with others.
The series of worksheets you will find in this section will really test your understanding of this concept. You will be put to the test in many diverse scenarios. We start by learning the order of the steps of process and the history of how value was attributed to this process. We learn how to form and write valid hypotheses. We learn how to identify and classify variables that can affect the outcome of an experiment. Students will learn how to keep all conditions in the environment the tests are taking place to limit inaccuracies in our data collection process. We learn how to identify a control and decide upon proper experimental groups that should be tested through the course of this. We learn how to collect data and then analyze that data through the use of data tables and charts. From that data analysis we then learn how to draw acceptable and valid conclusions while taken all things into considerations.