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Scientificmethod voc

Materials a list of equipment items you will need
control the standard for comparison
title the name of your paper
fact a statement that can be shown to be true by observation or by experiment
opinion a statement that expresses an attitude, a belief, or a point of view
prediction a guess based on observation, experience, or reason.
Hypothesis a possible explanation for a scientific question, an educated guess.
experiment a series of carefully planned steps that test the hypothesis.
procedure a step by step set of directions.
constants items kept the same throughout the experiment.
variables factors in an experiment that are likely to change.
independent variable the variable that you deliberately change, the "If...." part of the hypothesis.
dependent variable the variable you measure, the "then..." part of the hypothesis.
data the facts, figures,and evidence gained from an experiment.
conclusion a description telling what was learned, if the hypothesis was correct, what would have been done differently, and ideas for further exploration.
Analyze to study closely,to find meaning and patterns.
purpose the question or problem you want answered.
results the facts,figures, and evidence gained from an experiment
scientific method the process or series of steps a scientist uses to find an answer to a question.
theory an explanation or model based on observation,experimentation,and reasoning.
scientific law a statement that describes what will happen every time under particular conditions.
technology the use of science to improve everyday life or solve practical problems.
Created by: treenafairy8