The scientific method: Step 1) Ask a question Step 2) Do background research Step 3) construct a hypothesis Step 4) Procedure working? Yes/No Step 5) If Yes - Analyze data and draw conclusions. If No - Troubleshoot procedure. Carefully check all steps and set-up. then go back to testing (step 4) Step 6) Do results align with hypothesis, do they align partially, or not at all with the hypothesis. If no or partial alignment, then the experimental data becomes background research for new/future project. Ask new question, form new hypothesis, then experiment again. Step 7) Communicate results.

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