The scientific method is a set of procedures that scientist follow in order to gain knowledge about the world. the procedures are asking a question, making a hypothesis, experimenting, analize data, and make a conclusion.
Step 1 of the scientific method is asking a testable question. A scientist will ask a question to propose the problem he/she wants to solve.
The next step in the scientific method is to make a hypothesis. A hypothesis is a potential answer to the good question asked. A hypothesis can also be an educated guess or prediction on what the outcome will be.
Step 3 is to conduct an experiment. An experiment is investigations that usually prove the hypothesis right or wrong. In this step you will also find you independent and dependent variables. Independent variables are the factors that are changed on purpose. The dependent variables are the factors that change as a result.
Analysis is the next step. Your analysis is comparing results of the experiment conducted to the hypothesis. In this step you will make observations about your data. There are two types of observations. Qualitative observations are things you notice using your senses that can't be measured. Quantitative observations are observations that are measurable.
The final step in the scientific method is to draw conclusions. Conclusions are statements to show that the hypothesis was correct or incorrect using the data collected.