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7th Scientific Metho

Josh Scientific Method Vocabulary

A question to be considered, solved or answered. Problem
The act of noting and recording something with instruments. Observation
A tentative explanation that accounts for a set of facts and can be tested by further investigation. Hypothesis
A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstarte a known truth, or examine the validity of a hypothesis. Experiment
The result or outcome of a an act or process. Conclusion
An assumption based on limited information or knowledge. Theory
Part of the experiment purposely changedL: the presumed cause. Independent Variable
Part of the experiment that depens on the outcome of the independent variable and is measured; the presumed effect. Dependent Variable
Part of the experiment to be used as a standard of comparison. Control
Part or parts that stay the same for both the experiment and the control. Constant
Conclusion based on a previous observation (not proven). Inference
Part of the experiment that remains normal. Control group
Numbers. Quantitative Data
Description. (big, blue, soft). Qualitative Data
Used to measure mass (weight) in milligrams, kilograms/ use a triple beam balance. Grams
Used to measure volume (liquid) in milliliters/ use a graduate cylinder. Liters
Used to measure length (distance or height) in centimeters/ use a ruler. Meters
Created by: grutano