Scientific Method (Middle)

In this series of games, your students will learn about the scientific method. The Scientific Method (Middle) learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

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Concepts Covered

The scientific method is a process that scientists follow in order to learn about the world around us. The scientific method allows other scientists to repeat an experiment and confirm the results.

The first step in the scientific method is asking a scientific question based on observations of phenomena in the world. The second step in the scientific method is developing a hypothesis. A hypothesis is an educated guess about the answer to a scientific question based on observations and scientific principles. The third step in the scientific method is planning and carrying out an investigation to test a hypothesis. When planning an experiment, scientists determine how measurements will be recorded. The fourth step in the scientific method is analyzing data from the experiment. The last step in the scientific method is to draw a conclusion supported by evidence, scientific ideas, and theories.

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Tags: hypothesis, experiment, investigation, data, prediction, trial, variable, conclusion, observation, measurement, evidence, theory

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