The Scientific Investigation Method

The scientific investigation method is important as it provides a systematic and complete way to acquire scientific knowledge. It also teaches us to think critically and analytically..Science discoveries help us to understand and appreciate our environment and improve the quality of life.

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Science is the systematic study of nature that helps us to understand natural phenomena and how it affects the environment and living things. Science discoveries help us to understand and appreciate our environment and improve the quality of life. There is a need for a rational and systematic method to investigate and study certain natural phenomena or scientific developments. In order to avoid failure, scientist should have an aim and acceptable guidelines to carry out researches or experiments so that the results are acceptable, reliable and convincing.

Steps in the Scientific Investigation Method

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Observing Phenomena

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Most scientific investigations begin with observations. The phenomenon should be observed carefully and all facts related to it should be written down clearly.

Identifying Problems

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The final task in a scientific investigation is to identify the problem that is to be investigated. We must determine what we want to find out and why the investigation needs to be carried out. The problem is normally identified through observations and is based on certain facts. Problems are usually expressed in statement based on certain situations.

For example:

  • Situation: A plant grows under sunlight.
  • Problem statement: How is the growth of the plant affected by sunlight?
  • Situation: A ball is rolling down a slope.
  • Problem statement: How of the plant is the growth of the plant affected sunlight?

Identifying Variables

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24 Responses to “The Scientific Investigation Method”
  1. ken bultman Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 10:36 am

    There used to be an old way. Try it. If it works Do it.


  2. bjr Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 10:48 am

    THATS VERY INFORMATIVE.I KIND OF NEEN=DED THEAT BECAUES IM GOING TO COLLEGE


  3. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Another great and interesting article. You really did your job. Well done, thanks and have my liked it.


  4. hattrickeris Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Looks like you really like this job.


  5. George W Whitehead Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Great article, Mr Ghaz.


  6. Juancav Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Detailled process in scientific investigation method..


  7. clay hurtubise Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Another great piece: super sharp images too.
    Thanks,
    Clay


  8. ahmad joko setyawan Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    As always a wonderful article all around!!You never cease to amaze me with the vast amount of work you put into them and the rate you publish them!


  9. daring104 Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Nice pictures.Keep posting! :)


  10. OhSugar Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Excellent presentation. Great pictures too.


  11. Uma Shankari Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Ditto what mystify says. GREAT


  12. Susan Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Very well done. This method leaves holes in outcomes, especially with the pharmaceutical companies, but you have accurately stated the basics.

    Love the pictures you always manage to find.


  13. Poetic Enigma Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Wow! What a great article,
    So full of knowlege
    Thanks for sharing :)


  14. hollynoel001 Says...

    On August 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    very informative and precise :) )


  15. Radhika Bhargava Says...

    On August 13, 2009 at 12:09 am

    its very informative………great write up


  16. Lostash Says...

    On August 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    So very in-depth! Useful to students and anyone studying the sciences.


  17. Chris Stonecipher Says...

    On August 13, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Excellent presentation and informative my friend:) I just finished school so this is fresh in my head.


  18. Amry Says...

    On August 14, 2009 at 2:28 am

    ..well presented and very interesting article.. well done my friend!


  19. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On August 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Mr. Ghaz, what an incredible amount of work you have put into this.article. You have my I like.


  20. deep blue Says...

    On August 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    What more could I say, you reminded me of my high school classes.


  21. robb Says...

    On August 21, 2009 at 5:52 am

    yeap sounds like high school science project, except that it wasn’t this deep.


  22. Leonardo da Vinci E. Says...

    On August 25, 2009 at 11:29 am

    A useful presentation as we all need a reminder on how to think objectively.


  23. POTCHI RAMOS Says...

    On August 20, 2010 at 7:02 am

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  24. ellen mariel maslog Says...

    On June 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

    its really great one. :-)


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