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The Scientific Process, also known to students as the Scientific Method or the Inquiry Process, is important for students to understand before conducting any science project or research. This 36 slide PowerPoint introduces students to how to conduct science investigations using the scientific process. It begins with a little background on the history of inductive reasoning starting with Aristotle, and continuing with Copernicus and Galileo, and gives students examples of inductive reasoning and why hypotheses need to be tested as they may or may not be true. The Scientific Process here has seven steps as follows:
1. Ask a Question
2. Form a Hypothesis/ Make a Prediction
3. Design and Carry out an Experiment
(Materials and Procedure)
4. Record and Analyze Data
5. Draw Conclusions
6. Communicate Findings
7. Further Inquiry
The PowerPoint then give an example of how the process would be used with a realistic example of an investigation.