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Scientific Inquiry

Scientific Inquiry Refers to the divers ways in which Scientists study the natural world and propose explanations
Hypothesis A possible explanation for a set of observations or answers to a science question
Variable An experiment to test a hypothesis
Manipulated Variable Factor may change in response to the responding variable
Responding Variable all other variables must be the same
Controlled Experiment Has clear operational definitions
Operational Definition a statement that describes how to measure a particular variable or define a particular term
Data Facts figures or other evidence gathered from observations
Communicating The sharing of ideas and experimental findings with others through writing and speaking
Scientific Theory A well tested explanation
Scientific Law A statement that describes what will happen in the future based off of past events
Created by: livingsa