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Scientific Method

What are the five steps of the scientific method?

The five steps of the scientific method are as follows: Step 1. State the problem example: What gets hotter in the sun: water in a black cup or water in a white cup? Step 2. Gather existing...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2013 6:56 am UTC

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Summarize the scientific method and its importance to invention and innovation.

The scientific method is a set of procedures that scientists follow in order to study a natural occurrence. The goal of the scientific method is that scientists use a formal and objective approach...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2012 8:02 pm UTC

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What is the reasoning for an observation and asking a question when working on a science project?

Observations are an essential part of the scientific process. The empirical nature of observation entails that every physical feature, occurring patterns, or natural tendencies will be considered...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 5:58 pm UTC

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Can you summarize the Scientific Method to its essentials?

The first step is to clearly state a problem or a question that you wish to solve about a natural phenomenon. Next, find out what you can that already is known about this topic. Formulate a...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2013 12:10 pm UTC

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What makes science different from other epistemologies?

Science is different from other epistemologies in that it is founded, ultimately, on empirical observation. Where philosophy may rely on logic, and the humanities on texts, sciencists draw their...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 4:33 pm UTC

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Why do scientists use the scientific method?

Scientists use the scientific method to determine if one thing is the cause of something else. It helps them to understand if their hypotheses are true or false. When using the scientific method,...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2019 3:23 pm UTC

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In general terms, what is an experimental group?

In social science, we often speak of two kinds of groups when it comes to experiments: the control group and the experimental group. Imagine you're told that marigold plants grow better in the...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 9:52 am UTC

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What is an independent variable?

Any science experiment will have three variables: constant, dependent, and independent. The independent variable is unique from the other two because it has the ability to stand apart from the...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2020 9:08 pm UTC

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What is the reasoning for creating a hypothesis and conducting  an experiment for a science project?

The reasoning for creating a hypothesis and conducting an experiment is because the hypothesis is at the heart of the project itself. A hypothesis is defined as 'a proposition assumed as a...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

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What is the reasoning for collecting data and interpreting the results when doing a science project?   

When conducting scientific inquiry, there has to be a rationale behind the investigation. You, as the researcher, have to ask essential questions in order to know exactly what it is that you want...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 5:00 pm UTC

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