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Process of science

Science provides humans with a way to answer questions about how the world works through investigation. The process of science is not a rigid set of procedures, but rather a broad approach to investigation that begins with questions: “Why? What’s going on? How is this explained?” and leads to reasoned, evidence-based answers to those questions.

The D2D project is built around a logical and rational order of steps by which participants can come to conclusions about the world around them. This careful sequence of observations, questions, hypotheses, data collection, and logical reasoning serves as a helpful framework to ensure confidence in the outcomes of the process. Used in science education, it also helps to ensure that young people are engaged and interested in the research process and teaches them how science is done.

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