what are the steps to the scientific method and the definition of each step?
To build a scientific question and a scientific answer, you need to do experiments and to make observations in order to draw conclusions and to pass on them in a scientific manner.
Therefore, the steps to conduct a scientific method are the followings:
- ask the question;
- search for all existing data regarding the question;
- build a hypothesis;
- do all proper experiments and iterate them to verify the veracity of the hypothesis and to make observations regarding experiments;
- draw conclusions based on the observation made when testing the hypothesis;
- share the conclusions
Here's a really great video which explains how and why we use the Scientific Method. In the vid, Scientific Method is renamed The Baloney Detection Kit :-)