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Creating a Hypothesis

Step 3 : Creating a Hypothesis 

 

What do you think will happen? 

This is the question you need to ask when writing your hypothesis.

This would be a statement that tries to describe the relationship between different variables.  In other words a hypothesis is a possible answer to whatever question you formulate.

Try to create your hypothesis from one simple question. Ask yourself, what do I think the answer is to my question?

Using different words to describe things is very helpful.  Words such as
if this happens then this is the outcome.

Make sure your hypothesis is very precise because you must be able to test it and have the outcome you expected.
Your hypothesis must be testable.

 

 

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  • Worksheet from NASA
    A worksheet created for making a hypothesis statement for each situation using the If and then format
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