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Scientific Inquiry and Process

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  • 1. Scientific Inquiry and Process

2. Science: way of understanding the unknown
The stepping stones of scientific processes
Methods by which questions are answered
What is Scientific Inquiry?
3. I noticed a pen during homework
I dropped water on my homework
The ink smeared different colors appeared
Observation
4. Are their multiple colors in black ink?
Why are questions important in science?
What if you didnt begin with a question?
The Question
5. Questions are building blocks of inquiry
Without a questionprocess is unorganized
The question leads to possible solutions
Possible Outcomes
6. What are possible answers to the question?
Possible hypotheses:
There are multiple colors in ink
Ink only has the one color
The Hypothesis
7. How can you separate the inks?
The ink smeared on wet paper
Use a chromatography experiment to test
Creating a Test
8. Mark a paper with the ink
Fill a cup full with water
Place the inked paper in water
The Experimentation
9. The paper will absorb up the water
Water will pass through the ink
The ink smears and shows different colors
Results of Experimentation
10. What do the results say?
Were there multiple colors in the ink?
Data Analysis gives answers to the hypotheses
Data Analysis
11. The experiment showed multiple colors
This proves ink is not just black
Do findings support or disprove hypotheses?
Make Conclusions
12. Hypothesis: multiple colors in ink
The results agreed with the hypothesis
Are there any variables that affect outcomes?
Was the Hypothesis True?
13. Hypothesis: Ink only has one color
The results did not agree with hypothesis
What would be your next step?
Was the Hypothesis False?
14. Perform the experiment again
Use different types of pens
Will they have the same results?
The RE-DO
15. Results are usually published in reports
Findings undergo the peer revision process
Revisions finalize the findings
Results and Reports
16. Test
Analyze/Conclusions
Repeat
Observation
Question
Hypothesis
Prediction
The Scientific Method
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3D Character and Question Mark May 28,2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution
Amy Beakers January 28,2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution
Chromatography Tests October 3, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution
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Bar Graph October 26, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution
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