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Scientific Method
 

Scientific Method

What is science? Mainly, a method of finding out about the world. When you use this method in science class, writing out questions, hypotheses, observations and conclusions, it may seem tedious.

Yet, thanks to the scientific method you know the Earth is round, don't live in fear of infectious disease, and have a computer to see Sparticl on. Get the details.

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Bigfoot Footage: Time for a Lesson in Skepticism

Bigfoot Footage: Time for a Lesson in Skepticism

The Sasquatch Genome Project has spent 5 years trying to prove the existence of Bigfoot. How does their research hold up against the scientific method? More...

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The Christian Science Monitor
Experiments that Keep Going and Going and Going

Experiments that Keep Going and Going and Going

Some experiments aren't wrapped up in hours, days, or even years. Some continue long after the scientists who began them have died. More...

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NPR
Frostbite Theater: Giant Koosh Ball!

Frostbite Theater: Giant Koosh Ball!

"Theories are nice, but the proof is in the experiment." Watch Frostbite Theater scientists predict what will happen to a Koosh Ball dropped in liquid nitrogen...and then see what actually happens. More...

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Jefferson Lab
How We Learned that Frogs Fly

How We Learned that Frogs Fly

Before plate tectonics, the two competing theories about animal dispersal were land bridges and winds carrying small animals to new places. How the latter was proved for frogs wouldn't, er, fly today. More...

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NPR
Scientific Inquiry

Scientific Inquiry

Isn't it enough just to notice things and draw conclusions? Well, find out how the scientific method helps you to learn about the world. More...

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Scholastic
Can You Solve This?

Can You Solve This?

How can you be as certain as possible that something is true? By using the scientific method. In other words, by trying as hard as you can to disprove it. More...

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Veritasium
Comparing the Engineering Design Process and the Scientific Method

Comparing the Engineering Design Process and the Scientific Method

Scientists study things about nature, while engineers make new things to fulfill a need. Because they have different objectives, scientists and engineers use different methods to do their work. More...

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Science Buddies
Hypothesis Song

Hypothesis Song

Having trouble remembering the scientific method? Think monkeys and pineapples would help? They might. Check out this music video. More...

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New Mexico State University
Not All Scientific Studies Are Created Equal

Not All Scientific Studies Are Created Equal

We are always hearing about the results of scientific studies, but should we believe them? More...

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TED Ed/David H. Schwartz
Science Fair Central: Getting Started

Science Fair Central: Getting Started

In science, you start with curiosity. But that must lead to "testable questions," and from there to experiments. See how testable questions come from curiosity. More...

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Discovery
Science Fair Ideas: The Scientific Method

Science Fair Ideas: The Scientific Method

To enter a science fair, you'll have to use the scientific method. Science Bob helps you out. More...

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Science Bob
Scientific Hypothesis, Theory, Law Definitions

Scientific Hypothesis, Theory, Law Definitions

Heard someone say, "That's just a theory"? In science, a theory is an explanation that has survived test after test and has never been disproved. You'll find 3 key definitions here. More...

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About.com
Steps of the Scientific Method

Steps of the Scientific Method

This site neatly summarizes the steps in the scientific method for students (like you!) about to undertake a science fair project. More...

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Science Kids
The Pellagra Story: In Search of a Cure

The Pellagra Story: In Search of a Cure

Travel to the early 1900s to assist Dr. Joseph Goldberger in stopping pellagra. Use the scientific method to find the cause of this terrible disease. More...

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University of Connecticut
Welcome to Cookie Science!

Welcome to Cookie Science!

Science blogger Bethany Brookshire explains the scientific method in a delicious way — by baking cookies! Try it out. More...

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