The main steps of the scientific procedure
Each Step of the Scientific Procedure
Describe each step of the scientific procedure
Application of the scientific procedure
The scientific procedure is used in many areas and in different fields of study. It is especially applied by scientists and researchers to find solutions to various scientific problems. Below are some of the areas where the scientific procedure is applied:
In scientific research: Researchers normally apply the scientific method when conducting researches on diverse scientific problems or phenomena. A researchable problem whose solution is sought for without following the correct sequence of the steps of the scientific method is not likely to get resolved.
In a field study: A field study (or field work) is often conducted to find answers to problems or test hypotheses. It involves doing some practical work that applies the scientific methods.
When conducting experiments: An experiment is a methodical procedure carried out with the goal of verifying, falsifying, or establishing the accuracy of a hypothesis. Experiments vary greatly in their goals and scale, but always rely on repeatable procedure and logical analysis of the results.
In project work: A project is a planned piece of work that involves careful study of a subject or problem over a period of time, so as to find information on the subject or problem.
The Scientific Procedure to Carry Out Investigations in Chemistry
Use the Scientific procedure to carry out investigations in chemistry
In this chapter, we have used two major examples to explain the concept of experimental procedure in detail. These are the rate of evaporation of water and exposure of anhydrous copper (II) sulphate powder to open air. For easy understanding and quick reference by students, the two examples are summarized below.
Note that the test for the anhydrous copper (II) sulphate powder was not explained in full. However, the summary can give you a good picture on how to go about experimenting it.