what are the steps of the scientific method?
www.sciencebuddies.org › science-fair-projectsSteps of the Scientific Method - Science Buddies www.sciencebuddies.org › science-fair-projects CachedAsk a Question. The scientific method starts when you ask a question about something that you observe How What When Who Which Why or Where? For a science fair project some teachers require that the question be something you can measure preferably with a number. Do Background Research. Rather than starting from scratch in putting together a plan for answering your question you want to be a savvy scientist using library and Internet research to help you find the best way to do things and ensure that you dont repeat mistakes from the past. Construct a Hypothesis. A hypothesis is an educated guess about how things work. It is an attempt to answer your question with an explanation that can be tested. Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment. Your experiment tests whether your prediction is accurate and thus your hypothesis is supported or not. It is important for your experiment to be a fair test.