The Scientific Method
can be used to solve any problem,

even to find a date for Friday Night!

Here's how to do it:

Step 1:
State the problem.
You cannot solve a problem until you know exactly what it is.

My Problem is - "I need a date for Friday Night".

Step 2:
Research the problem.
What will it take to solve my problem?
What do I know, and need to know, about my problem?

To solve my problem, "I need someone to take out Friday Night".

    Who can I take?
      - Examine the possibilities.
      - Eliminate poor choices.
      - Consider likely choices.

Step 3:
Form a hypothesis.
A possible solution to my problem.
The simplest solution is often the best solution!

"My date will be ( Name )".

Step 4:
Test the hypothesis.
Perform an experiment to see if your hypothesis works.

"Ask ( Name ) for a date Friday Night".

Step 5:
Draw conclusions from the data.
Data are the results of an experiment.

In its simplest form, there are only two possible conclusions:

(1) If your hypothesis was correct, you now have a date for Friday.

PROBLEM SOLVED!

(2) If your hypothesis was incorrect, the experiment failed.

DON'T GIVE UP!

DO MORE RESEARCH!

- What was wrong with your original hypothesis?
- Did you make a poor selection?
- Was your experiment flawed?
- Form another hypothesis based on additional research.
- Test your new hypothesis.

Continue this process until the problem is solved!

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