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EXAMPLE OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Long long ago, a young man whose father was a farmer observed the corn fields planted in his field. He noticed that some corn grew tall and healthy, while other corn plants barely grew at all.
This puzzled him, so he observed the corn some more. He would go view the fields at different times of the day. He noticed that tallest corn was growing in the sunniest parts of the field. The shortest corn was growing in the shadiest part of the field. He wondered if the amount of sun affected the corn's growth, or maybe it was different amounts of water or differences in the soil or differences in something that he didn't yet know about. He didn't know but he wanted to focus on one of these variables and test it. He thought he would first test the amount of sunlight. He asked himself, "Does sunlight affect the height of corn?" (He asked a question.) At that time there had been no scientific studies done on this so he couldn't just look it up in a book. No one yet knew the answer!
He learned more about corn by reading what he could find. He found out what time of year it grows and where in the world it grows. He learned what climates were in those areas. After more observations, he guessed that "The more sun corn gets, the taller it grows." (This was his hypothesis.) It was just a guess though. He wanted to PROVE he was correct.
To prove his hypothesis he carried out a study. He grew corn seeds in 4 separate locations, each with a different amount of sunlight. (sunlight is the variable he changed so it is called the independent variable) Some got sun for 6 hours a day, some got sun for 4 hours a day, others 2, and some got no sun at all. He made sure they all had equal amounts of water and that they were planted in the same type of soil. He used the same type of corn seeds and he planted several seeds in each location. Why did he make sure all these other variables were the same? These variables that were kept constant are called the controlled variables. They did not change.
He measured the corn each week and recorded the height of each plant. He kept accurate records of the corn growth.
After 2 months he evaluated his results and concluded that his hypothesis looked to be correct. The more sun the plants got, the taller they seemed to grow.
The Farmer's Son Carried Out The Scientific Method!
1) He asked a question (or stated the problem).
Does sunlight affect the height of corn?
2) He learned more about the topic.
He observed that plants grow higher in some parts of the garden. He learned where corn grows around the world and what climates were found in those areas.
3) He made a hypothesis. Based on what he learned and observed he made an educated guess to answer his question.
The more sun the corn gets, the higher it will grow.
4) He carried out a well planned experiment to prove his hypothesis.
He exposed the plants to various sunlight conditions and made sure the other variables such as water and soil were all the same.
5) He concluded that his experiment supported his hypothesis.
The more sun, the taller the corn.
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