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The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method


California Science Content Standard: 8th grade Investigation and Experimentation 

Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will: 

a. Plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.
b. Evaluate the accuracy and reproducibility of data.
c. Distinguish between variable and controlled parameters in a test. 

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The Scientific Method/Think Like a Scientist

This video can help you remember the steps to the scientific method.