Scientific Method Essay

1218 Words Sep 5th, 2013 5 Pages
Unit 9 Final Project (Science Meets Real Life)
July 16, 2013
Tarah Wells

The Scientific Method

Each and every day, you are faced with having to make split-second decisions, and the need to solve random problems that you encounter. To reach those decisions and work those problems out you are subconsciously using the scientific method. Apply the steps of the Scientific Method to two situations that could occur in your everyday life. Use the scientific method in the first scenario provided by your instructor to solve the problem at hand. Scenario 1: An overflowing or clogged toilet My youngest son has recently been potty trained, so I took him to use the “big boy” potty. He used the toilet right away, wipe, and then (his
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Check the refrigerator to see if it is cooling like it is supposed to. Look at the ice and see if it is still frozen or is it melting. The other products in the freezer was not frozen either, they were all thawed out. I checked the adjuster and it was only one down next to the highest level of coolest. I opened the refrigerator and checked and it was cooling like normal. When I opened the freezer door the ice was not fully frozen anymore, it was melting, but still hard. (The ice was frozen before we put groceries in the freezer) Construct Hypothesis: The freezer was broken and stopped working because it was too much food in the freezer that was blocking the fan. Test with an Experiment: I removed some of the food out of the freezer and replaced it in the refrigerator. Waited a few hours later and checked the freezer again. Analyze Results: After removing and replacing the food and waiting a few hours, I checked the freezer. The freezer was doing the same, not freezing anything. My hypothesis was not true. The freezer did the same after I removed the food from the fan and out of the freezer. A smaller amount of food did not solve the issue. I then went to my husband and ask him what he think could be wrong. He wanted to take it outside to check it out. I unloaded the refrigerator and

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