The Scientific Method

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  • Hypotheses are consistent with scientific laws and challenge only one scientific law at a time.
  • Testing procedures are objective.
  • Experiments have observable and measurable results.
  • Hypotheses are falsifiable.
  • Experimental results are reproducible, replicable, and reliable.

a natural phenomenon proven to occur whenever certain conditions exist or are met

capable of being tested and possibly being shown to be incorrect by an observation or an experiment