This scientific method coloring sheet is a fun way for kids (or adults) to learn the steps of the scientific method. It is available as either a PDF file or as a PNG image file. The coloring sheet fits a standard 8.5″x11″ sheet of printer paper. It is the first free coloring sheet I have posted. If you enjoy this type of content, leave a comment and let me know what topics you want to see as coloring pages.
Review the Steps of the Scientific Method
Science is a way of understanding the natural world based on the scientific method. In a nutshell, this approach focuses on asking questions and answering them by testing a hypothesis in an experiment.
- Make observations.
- Ask a question or identify a problem.
- State a hypothesis.
- Perform an experiment that tests the hypothesis.
- Analyze the data from the experiment and conclude whether you accept or reject the hypothesis.
- Report your results.
An experiment does not necessarily require fancy lab equipment or even a lab coat. But, it requires something called empirical data. What this means is that an experiment collects hard facts. Your interpretation of those facts either supports or refutes a hypothesis. A hypothesis is a prediction of your outcome of an experiment. Refuting a hypothesis isn’t a bad thing and it doesn’t mean there is something wrong with the experiment. The conclusions you draw and results you present often lead to formulating and testing a new hypothesis.
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