Scientific Method

Scientific Method

Author: Aaron Mullally

This lesson will introduce the scientific method and explain how to use the scientific method to gather data and help set up an experiment.

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  • Hypothesis

    An educated guess or explanation of a phenomenon.

  • Variable

    A factor in an experiment that can be changed or manipulated.

  • Scientific Theory

    An explanation of an observation that has been rigorously tested.

  • Experiment

    A test set up to explain a phenomenon.

  • Scientific Method

    A series of steps scientists can use as a guideline to solve a problem or examine a phenomenon.