Here are the basic steps of the scientific method:
- Ask a question or imagine a hypothetical scenario
- Make a hypothesis, or a guess or theory about the answer or solution to the problem or question posed
- Experiment so that you can see how the scenario plays out and if your hypothesis was correct
- Collect and analyze data from your experiment to determine the outcome
- Report your findings and analyze if your hypothesis was correct
- Repeat if necessary
Remember that the hypothesis you propose doesn't need to be correct. Scientists make mistakes all the time! The important thing is that you are trying to solve a problem that is testable, and that you analyze your findings to understand if you have solved the problem or not.