SCIENTIFIC METHOD - DEFINING THE STEPS


THE QUESTION


You must ask a question that is well defined, measurable, and controllable.

Why is grass green? What is the cause of AIDS? Why does skin wrinkle with age?

The questions that are answered by scientific investigation are based on observations and information gained through previous research or knowledge. All we know about biology today has resulted from the countless number of scientists who asked questions.


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