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science act 1-10

vocab words

hypothesis An explanation based on observed facts or an idea of how things work.
ethics A person's sense of right and wrong.
evidence Information and facts that help prove something
observation Information you obtain through your senses.
inference Logical conclusion based on observations
inference An experiment done to test medicines on people to see if it is safe and effective
control Group A group in an experiment that gets a placebo and is used for comparison
placebo Fake medicine that looks like the real medicine.
sample Size The number of subjects in a scientific study
informed consent A document that explains the risks in a clinical trial that the patient signs
placebo effect a person experiences improvement when they’ve had the placebo
reproducible An experiment that produces similar results each time
variable something in an experiment that can change
independent variable the variable in an experiment that is being tested
dependent variable the variable in an experiment that is measured
controlled variable variables in an experiment that are kept the same.
Created by: lukemb10