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Classification: Scientific Observation

Science investigates all natural phenomena. And scientists approach these investigations in all sorts of ways. Some depend on experiments, some on observational studies. Some lead to dead ends, some to unexpected discoveries. Some result in a technological advance, and some cast doubt on an established theory. But despite all that diversity, the aim of science remains unchanged — to build more accurate and powerful natural explanations of how the universe works — and that requires testing ideas with evidence to build scientific arguments. These arguments form the core of science.

The core of science

The scientific process

The scientific process - the simple version

The real process of science

The real process of science

To see the full complexity of the process of science, roll your mouse over each element. In contrast to the linear steps of the simplified scientific method, this process is non-linear.

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