What is the Scientific Method?

The scientific method was created in the 17th Century as a way to test ideas and questions. When you observe the natural world around you, sometimes you wonder how things work or what might happen. The scientific method can help you find out! It starts by asking a question and creating an educated guess also know as a hypothesis. Then, you create an experiment that will help test your hypothesis, making sure to track the results. Finally, you look at your results and write a conclusion using words, math, or pictures.

Play the following drag and drop games to see how the scientific method works. The three experiments below can be performed in your own kitchen!

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