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Nature of Science

**controlled variable** A possible variable that is kept the same during a particular set of observations
**dependent variable** A factor that responds to, or depends on, other factors
**experimental bias** An error that distorts results in a particular way
**hypothesis** A tentative explanation for an observation or phenomenon
**independent variable** A factor that can be changed separately, or independently
**International System (SI) ** A system of unites used in science, largely based on the metric system
**objective** Not particular to one person; not influenced b emotions or personal prejudices
**reproducible** Capable of being produced again
**subjective** Particular to one person
**theory** In science, a set of widely accepted explanations of observations and phenomena
**trial** One repetition of a procedure; usually several trials are made for each value of an independent variable
**variable** Any factor that can change in a controlled experiment, observation, or model
Created by: marjoriesv