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Scientific Method: Step 3: HYPOTHESIS

6 step scientific method

Step 3: State your hypothesis

Now it's time to state your hypothesis. The hypothesis is an educated guess as to what will happen during your experiment. 

The hypothesis is often written using the words "IF" and "THEN." For example, "If I do not study, then I will fail the test." The "if' and "then" statements reflect your independent and dependent variables

The hypothesis should relate back to your original question and must be testable.




A word about variables...

Your experiment will include variables to measure and to explain any cause and effect. Below you will find some useful links describing the different types of variables.