What Are Scientific Method Scenarios?

Scientific method scenarios are situations in which the steps of the scientific method may be applied in order to create a testable theory. These scenarios can include traditional experiments, computer troubleshooting, product comparisons and many other ordinary life situations.

In these scenarios, a person using the scientific method creates a question or hypothesis, designs an experiment, performs the experiment, and then crafts a theory after collecting data. A simple example of a scientific method scenario is whether hot water freezes faster than cold water. This question can be tested by designing an experiment, such as freezing two containers of water that are identical except for temperature. After both freeze times are recorded, the experimenter can form a theory about which freezes faster.