SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY By Mrs Bushra Hasan Scientific inquiry
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY By: Mrs Bushra Hasan
Scientific inquiry begins with a question. For example, Benjamin Franklin asked “What is lightning? ”
The question is followed with a hypothesis. A hypothesis is a possible answer to a scientific question. Franklin’s hypothesis was “Lightning is electricity. ”
The hypothesis is tested with an experiment. To test his hypothesis, Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm.
Data are collected in the experiment. Data are facts and figures gathered by observing. Franklin saw sparks of electricity in his experiment.
The data are used to draw a conclusion. A conclusion is a decision about what the data mean. Franklin concluded that lightning is electricity.
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