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PHY 101- Physical Science I: Scientific Method

This guide complements the course for Physical Science I

Scientific Method Definition

The Scientific Method can broken down into four steps:

  1. Formulating a problem
  2. Observation and experiment
  3. Interpretation
  4. Testing the interpretation

(See Chapter 1 of your textbook)

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The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method

Below is a video that examines the basic elements of the scientific method: defining and researching the problem, forming a hypothesis, gathering information through experimentation and observation, analyzing the data, forming a conclusion, and communicating the results. Practical applications of the scientific method, such as testing new medicines and analyzing the performance of sporting goods, are included as well. 


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