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Science 1

Scientific Method, etc.

Inference a conclusion based on an obseration
Independant variable (manipulative variable) a variable that changes
Dependant variable (responding variable) the variable that determines what your trying to find out
Controlled variable a variable that stays the same
Hypothesis an educated guess based on an observation
The Scientific Method a procedure to answer questions about the world around us
Step 1 State the problem- the question you want to have answered. Problem has to be in question form
Step 2 Form a hypothesis- an educated guess based on observetions and prior knowledge
Step 3 Create an experiment- it should have a manipulated varible, a responding variable, and one or more controlled variables
Step 4 Perform an Experiment-follow the procedure you created, make observations
Step 5 Record and analyze data- make a data table and/or a graph
Step 6 Discuss a Conclusion – explain what happened and why. Accept or reject your hypothesis.
Step 7 Repeat the Work – you may need to change the experiment.
Created by: igenereux