5 Steps to Solving Any Problem: The Scientific Method (Infographic)

5 Steps to Solving Any Problem: The Scientific Method (Infographic)
If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.
— Steve Jobs

We all face problems…

Whether small or big;

Simple or complicated;

Personal or public.

And solving problems is how we ought to carry on in life and develop ourselves.

But this is where people quite conspicuously diverge.

Some focus on finding a quick fix. Some take their time and focus on the long-term solution.

Some are desperate to find a solution. Some are indifferent until time forces them to act.

Some are keen to solve the problem alone. Some ask for help.

Some even delegate this to others either because they don’t know how to solve it or they feel incapable.

There are plenty of factors that play a role in the process of problem solving.

But as human-rights activist Desmond Tutu once said:

There is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.
— Desmond Tutu

Solving a problem is always better by going at it one step at a time.

If you feel incapable, stressed, overwhelmed, or ignorant of how to solve a problem you’re facing…

If you are seeking a systematic way to approach life and understand how to get through it in the best way possible…

If you have a mathematics test tomorrow and you want to know how to pass it…

Or if you’re simply interested because of the title of this article…

Well, you’ve come to the right place!

With science, we’ve been able to construct arguably the best approach to solving problems.

It is a 5 step tactic (+ 1 additional step) that scientists in all areas of science use, with certain modifications here and there.

Despite the fact that some sophisticated scientists enjoy long, complicated names…

I’m not gonna name them though… *cough* biologists *cough*

This approach is simply called “The Scientific Method.”

Now, here’s the cool part.

I have designed a colourful infographic to explain the scientific method to you…well…colourfully.

In this infographic, you will have access to the scientific method in the simplest and clearest way possible.

All you need to do is apply it. Practice it. Develop it within you.

It has helped us put astronauts on the moon…

discover the Big Bang…

uncover the slow process of evolution…

learn the age of the Earth…

and find out that Iron Man was initially based on Howard Hughes, not Elon Musk.

I know…CRAZY!

Anyway, I’m not gonna beat around the bush anymore.

Here are the 5 steps to solving any problem.

Make sure to read it well and let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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Would you go for it?

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Is there anything that I haven’t mentioned you’d like to add to it?

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Born in 1992 in El Chouf, Lebanon, Samir grew up dreaming of becoming a scientist and an explorer. Today, he is a former bioengineering and nanotechnology research engineer who has contributed to award-winning projects on cancer diagnosis and silicon-based nanofabrication. He is currently a science communicator and content writer, and is influenced by scientists such as Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking.

Living between Lebanon and Germany, he aims to inform, inspire, educate and entertain readers in various areas of science and engineering by simplifying complex topics, triggering curiosity, provoking thoughts about science and the natural world, and as he says, “gradually bridging the information gap.”

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