Scientific Investigation Design

STEP 1: Ask a QUESTION

Include both the manipulated and responding variable.

STEP 2: Gather Relevant BACKGROUND Information.

STEP 3: Make a PREDICTION (Hypothesis)

Provide a cause-effect reason for the responding variable to behave as predicted. If _____, then _____ , because _____.

STEP 4: Design an EXPERIMENT

a. Materials

b. Detailed Procedure

STEP 5: Record DATA

Use a data table to record results. Describe the trend of the data using calculations and graphs.

STEP 6: Draw a CONCLUSION


Revised Nov. 2004 | Oak Harbor School District | Grades 9 - 10