M5 Discussion Area – The Scientific Method
The scientific method has been developed over the course of the past millennium. It has been successfully used by countless scientists from Galileo to modern researchers and has led to a much better understanding of our world.
Recall the key aspects of the scientific method:
Identify something that you do not understand fully.
Make a hypothesis about what may be going on.
Think of ways to test your predictions about the hypothesis.
Execute the tests of your hypothesis
Evaluate the results and refine your theory accordingly.
Key aspects of the scientific method are that it is iterative and data-driven.
For this discussion you will design an experiment to be evaluated by your classmates. Choose a topic that you have learned about in this course and find interesting to design your experiment.
Follow the steps below for this activity:
You will complete steps 1-3 of the above scientific method to design your experiment and then post it to the discussion forum.
After you’ve proposed your experiment, evaluate at least three of your classmates’ experimental designs. Would you have done it differently? Do you see any errors or opportunities for improvement in the design or assumptions made?
Even though you did not conduct the experiment, you will evaluate the process and refine your experiment based on the feedback you received and any new insights you have gained from this discussion. For example, would you set it up differently now and how? Would you change your hypothesis and in what way? Include a short discussion on the data you would expect to be gathered, the anticipated results, and a short conclusion of the experiment.
topics should be from the textbook Physics James S.Walker.
Chapter 16 Tempreture & Heat
Chapter 17, Phases and phase changes
Chapter 18, The law of thermodynamics III.ELECTROMAGNETISM
Chapter 19, Electric charges, Forces, and fields
Chapter 20, Electric Potential and electric potential energy
Chapter 21 Electric current and direct-current circuits