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PTY 6th Gr Sci SM

Scientific Method Vocabulary

Scientific Method Process used to gather information about the world around us
Hypothesis Educated guess about the solution to the problem. Must be an "If...then..." statement
Data Information gathered during the experiment
Steps of the Scientific Method 1. Identify the problem or question 2. Conduct research on the topic 3. Form a hypothesis 4. Perform the experiment 5. Analyze the data 6. Form a conclusion from the data gathered 7. Publish the results
Experiment The process used to test the hypothesis
Control Must not change so the experiment is fair. Used for comparisons
Observations Information gathered using the five senses
Independent Variable What the scientist changes in the experiment
Dependent Variable Can be measured. Is a result of the experiment.
Problem A question that may be answered using the scientific method. Must be observable, measurable, and repeatable
Constants The things in the experiment that don't change. Ex: size of a container, amount of liquid, etc.
Created by: TammyKay