The scientific method is a list of steps taken in science to ensure scientific fact. The scientific method is seen as unprejudiced and allows for repetition of an experiment to determine its validity.

The scientific method follows these basic steps:

  1. Observe
  2. Develop a hypothesis from the observation
  3. Use hypothesis to create a prediction
  4. Test the prediction through further experimentation and analyze hypothesis based on these results. If the experiments match the prediction, there is evidence supporting the hypothesis. If the experiments do not match the prediction, the hypothesis needs to be reconsidered or the experiment redesigned.