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Chapter 1

Hypothesis a statement of what you think will happen during and investigation
Observation is something you find out about objects, events, or living things by using your senses
Experiment is the use of scientific methods to test your hypothesis
Variable something that can change in a test
Independent Variable is one that you can control
Dependent Variable changes when an independent variable changes. It is what gets measured. It gives you data
Control Group The group that doesn't get the special treatment
Procedures are step-by-step instructions for completing a task
Data is information from which a conclusion can be drawn or a prediction can be made
Precision is the ability to consistently repeat a measurement
Accuracy is the ability to make a measurement that is as close to the actual value as possible
Inference is a conclusion based on observation
Evidence are observations that make you believe that something is true
Model are objects or ideas that represent other things
Survey are questions that are answered by people. These are great opinion questions
Sampling Examining random individuals from a population
Experimental Group the group that gets the special treatment
Created by: delaney-housel