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Scientific Method-EP


observation using one or more of the five senses to note and record an event, characteristic, or behavior
Inference a logical conclusion drawn from available evidence and prior knowledge
Problem a logically stated question that can be answered through an experiment
Hypothesis an educated guess about the outcome of an experiment
Variable a factor that is changed in an experiment
Constant a factor that is kept the same in an experiment
Procedure detailed directions for carrying out an experiment
Independent variable Is the variable that we can change during the experiment.
Dependent variable Is the variable that you can observe and measure.
Control It the part of the experiment that not allowed to change.
Analyze Data we want to use data tables and graphs.
Conclusion The final part; a summary of reasonable inferences
Communicating results When a scientist shares her findings with other scientists.
Theory An explanation that ties together many hypotheses and observations. Supported by repeated trials. Tells why it happens.
law A summary of many experimental results and observations. Only tells what happens, it does not explain why
Created by: enivette