E is more than one way to "science, different sources describe the
steps of the scientific method in different ways. Some list three steps,
some four and some five., and some even as many as seven steps. In the
end however, they incorporate the same concepts and principles.
Scientists and those who study science don't sit
around with a five-step checklist that they feel obligated to follow. In
fact, the process is quite fluid and open to interpretation and
modification. One scientist might spend much of his career in the
observation stage. Another scientist may never spend a great deal of
time designing and running experiments.
This method is also not reserved for highly trained
scientists, in fact anyone trying to solve a problem can use it. You
have probably used it in your Science class more than once yourself!