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Scientific M Terms

Scientific Method Vocab & Definitions

data Facts that have been uncovered scientifically by systematic observations or experiments.
fact Information that is true.
science Knowledge about the natural world gathered systematically
hypothesis developed to explain a fact
correlation the mutual relationship between two or more things
scientific method Means of investigating a testable question using empirical information gathered from experiments, experience, or observations
Independent variable The one factor that will be changed.
mechanism Process by which something takes place
causation Relationship between an event and another event in which one event causes the other event
Dependent variable The factors that depend on the independent variable
law Explanation that always applies under the same circumstances
principle of uniformitarianism trying to get everyone to follow the same process in order to get the same results
scientific model used to explain things that are too big or too small to be studied in an experiment/ things that are too complex
control nothing is changed,
Created by: nancestrand