Why the Scientific Method is SO Important

A while ago, I was a judge at my college’s science symposium and something surprised me more than a few mismatched posters and unprepared students. The first poster I judged, I asked the student something about how her experiment coincided with the scientific method. She asked me what was the scientific method.

Stop the presses. Hold the phone. Disconnect the internet.

A college student didn’t know the scientific method.

I was more than disappointed. Granted, this was one student from an introductory biology…

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