23 Aug 2012

Scientific Method Steps

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleScientific Method Steps
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAnne Marie Helmenstine, PD
Access Year2012
Access DateAgu 23, 2012
Publisherchemistry.about.com
KeywordsScientific Method
Abstract

The scientific method1 is a method for conducting an objective investigation. The scientific method involves making observations and conducting an experiment to test a hypothesis2. The number of steps of the scientific method isn't standard. Some texts and instructors break up the scientific method into more or fewer steps. Some people start listing steps with the hypothesis, but since a hypothesis is based on observations (even if they aren't formal), the hypothesis usually is considered to be the second step. Here are the usual steps of the scientific method.

URLhttp://chemistry.about.com/od/sciencefairprojects/a/Scientific-Method-Steps.htm
Citation KeyctkeyScientificMethodStepsHelmenstein

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