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Scientific method


Scientific method as an ongoing process

Online encyclopaedias:

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.



 
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Scientific Problem Solving:

This programme takes a student through the correct steps for solving a problem scientifically: define or state the problem, research the problem, form a hypothesis, test the hypothesis, record and analyse the data, and state a conclusion. A simple experiment is conducted to demonstrate the steps. Lab safety procedures are explained and demonstrated during the programme.


 

Scientific Method: How It Works

 Scientific methodology is a cornerstone of modern science. This video introduces scientific methodology by describing its development and purpose. Then, using the basic question 'Do plants need light to grow?', the viewer is given a detailed illustration of how scientific methodology is applied. This includes identifying the problem or question, gathering relevant data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis through observation and experimentation, and acceptance, modification or rejection of the hypothesis. The concepts of theory and scientific law are also addressed.


 

Safety in the Senior Science Lab:

Safety in the Science Laboratory is imperative, not only is it the basic fundamental of a successful learning environment, it is also every student and teachers right to work in a safe environment. This program is aimed at providing students with a review of safety concepts and the introduction of new safety techniques as they head towards the use of more volatile substances and equipment in the science laboratory. The correct use of MSDS sheets and Risk Assessment sheets are also highlighted within the program.

Lab safety rules

Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Moore, JT 2010, Chemistry essentials for dummies, Wiley, Hoboken, N.J.

‘Scientific methods’ 2017, in AccessScience, accessed 12 November 2018, <https://doi.org/10.1036/1097-8542.607200>.

Science 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 12 November 2018, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/middle/article/science/276940

 

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