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Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets: B-15 of 36

The Scientific Method Name: _________________________________
Cross-Curricular Focus: Science Investigations
Answer the following questions based on the reading
passage. Don’t forget to go back to the passage
The scientific method is the way that scientists whenever necessary to find or confirm your answers.
organize and track their studies. As they learn and
experiment, they use the scientific method. They ask 1) What system do scientist use to keep track of
questions and try to find out the answers. You can use their studies? _________________________
this method, too. Start with a question about something ____________________________________
that interests you. See what you observe about your
2) What should you start with if you are going
topic in the real world. Read about your topic as much as to use this system? ____________________
you can. Organize your observations and take notes.
____________________________________
After you have made a lot of observations, it is
time to set up an experiment. Make a smart guess, 3) Should you experiment first, or make
or prediction, about what you think will happen. Use observations first? _____________________
all the information you have and your common sense. ____________________________________
Scientists call this guess a hypothesis. 4) What do scientists call a smart guess?
Experiments should be done more than once. ____________________________________
Repeating them will let you know what the usual result
____________________________________
will be. It is important to take good notes so you know
5) Why should you do all experiments at least
the result of each experiment.
two or three times? ____________________
By the time you finish, you will either prove that
your guess was right, or you will prove that your guess ____________________________________
was wrong. Either result is okay. You are learning how ____________________________________
things work!

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