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The fifth step of the scientific method is to draw a conclusion. Scientists draw conclusions by examining the data from the experiment. There are basically two possible outcomes. Either the experiment supported the hypothesis and can be regarded as true, or the experiment disproved the hypothesis as false. If the hypothesis is false, repeat the steps in the scientific method and make adjustments to your hypothesis.

If the hypothesis turns out to be false, there are some questions to ask to find out why:

  1. What was wrong with the original hypothesis?
  2. Did you make poor observations?
  3. Was your experiment flawed?