“The establishment of our new Government seemed to be the last great experiment for promoting human happiness.”
– George Washington, January 9, 1790
OK, class. Just shut up and listen today.
The scientific method…
(Shut up, Missy.)
(You can’t say that!)
(I just did. Get out of my classrooom.)
Ahem. The scientific method: observe, hypothesize, test, note result. Was it what you predicted? Others test your result; if they validate your finding, you may have found a truth. If someone falsifies your finding — that is, they ran the test and got a differing result — back to the drawing board.