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The Scientific Method: Conclusion

The Scientific Method: Conclusion

And now, the end. We’ve been working our way through the college admissions process using the scientific method as our guide. We’ve touched on the question, observation, hypothesis, and experimentation. And now, the conclusion. The conclusion phase is...
Scientific Method: Experiment

Scientific Method: Experiment

As any good student of science knows, experiments are the core of the scientific method—the place where the rubber meets the road.  By the experimentation stage, you’ve decided on a question, you’ve engaged in observation, you’ve discerned a...
The Scientific Method: Hypothesis

The Scientific Method: Hypothesis

Hypothesis.  It’s a very serious-sounding, science-y word.  It evokes images of white coats, beakers, and lab mice. But it’s a powerful word, too.  Science students get what it means.  They know that a hypothesis is a huge step in …
The Scientific Method: The Question

The Scientific Method: The Question

It all starts with a question. It’s true for the scientific method.  And it’s true for getting into college. Since my last blog post drawing parallels between the college admissions process and the scientific method, I’ve been thinking a lot...
The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method

If it was good enough for Einstein, it’s good enough for today’s budding scientists. I’m talking about the scientific method. And getting into college. And how the former can help bring about the latter. I’ve found that when working with...