Problem-Solving Using the Scientific Method
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Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2000


This NASA video segment explores how to use the scientific method to solve a problem about sound. The segment is part of the NASA SCIFiles program, which features the Tree House Detectives, a group of young students who work together to solve everyday problems. In this segment the detectives talk with Dr. D., a scientist in the neighborhood, and learn that the scientific method helps people identify a problem and find ways to solve that problem. They also discuss how to control variables in an experiment.

Problem-Solving Using the Scientific Method
Duration: 3 minutes 25 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA SCIence Files™ The Case of the Barking Dogs DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 1
The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 2
The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 3
The Case of the Barking Dog, Episode 4
Investigating the Properties of Sound
Following the Scientific Method: Collecting, Organizing and Analyzing Data
Our Ears and How They Work
The Effect of Sound Levels on the Human Ear
The Hearing Ability of Dogs
NASA's Anechoic Chamber for Sound Research
Experimenting With Echoes
Variables That Affect the Speed of Sound
Understanding Sonic Booms
How and Why Bats Use High-Frequency Sounds to Navigate
Demonstrating the Difference Between High- and Low-Frequency Sounds