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Unformatted text preview: OBSERVATION SCIENTIFIC METHOD • It is a way to ask and answer questions by making observations and doing experiments • It is a kind of organized common sense that begins with observations of natural sciences • A method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses Example: CELLPHONE PROBLEM Observation: I cannot make a call Question: What’s wrong with my phone? Hypothesis: Maybe I don’t have enough load Prediction: Of my hypothesis is correct then Experiment: RELOAD Predicted Results: I can make a call again Independent Variable: No Load Dependent Variable: Can’t Text or Call CONTROL GROUPS - must be tested with experimental groups for the meaning of the results to be clear @moo.bio_lecture...
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- Fall '10
- hypothesis driven science