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Science Vocab.

Mrs.Duffus 6th Grade

What is a Dependant/responding variable? What you are trying to figure out.
What is an independent/manipulative variable? It is what changes in the experiment.
What is a control? The items in the experiment that stay the same.
What is a Hypothesis? An educated guess based off of an observation.
What is an inference? A conclusion based on an observation.
What is the scientific method? The steps in an experiment.
The first step in the scientific method. State the Problem: The question that you want to have answered.
The second step in the scientific method. Form a hypothesis: This is an educated guess based on observations and prior knowledge.
The third step in the scientific method. Create an experiment: It should have a manipulated variable, responding varibale, and one or more control variables.
The forth step in the scientific method. Perform an experiment: Follow the procedure that you created. Make observations.
The fifth step in the scientific method. Record and analyze data: Make a data table and/or a graph.
The sixth step in the scientific method. Discuss a conclusion: Explain what happened and why. Except or reject your hypothesis.
The seventh step in the scientific method. Repeat the work: You may need to change the experiment.
Created by: ahemming