Scientists use a structured approach called the scientific method to answer questions and figure out problems. The scientific method includes making observations, developing hypotheses, testing these hypotheses,collecting data and analyzing results. There are controls, independent variables and dependent variables involved. In your initial post, outline a situation youâ€™ve encountered in your work or daily life in which you used the scientific method to solve a problem. Explain how you approached this problem by using the steps of the scientific method. Explain what controls, independent variables and dependent variables were involved in this scientific process.