- Purpose ... what do you want to learn?
- Research ... find out as much as you can!
- Hypothesis ... try to predict the answer to the problem, an "educated guess" ... "If I (do something), then (this will occur)".
- Experiment ... design a test or procedure to confirm of disprove your hypothesis.
- Analysis ... record what happened during the experiment ... collect data.
- Conclusion ... review the data and check to see if your hypothesis was correct
- Iteration ... change what didn't work and test it again.
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So what do those scientists do to solve a problem? They're usually pretty good at doing that. The Scientific Method has been around for years, and is well refined. Here 'tis ... we can apply it to most any problem.