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science quest

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hypothesis a possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to scientific question
variable all factor that can change in an experiment
manipulated variable (independent variable) the variable that is purposely changed to test a hypothesis
responding variable (dependent variable) the factor that may change in response to the manipulated variable
controlled experiment an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
operational definition a statement that describes how to measure a particular variable or define a particular term
data facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
conclusion a summary of what you have learned from an experiment
communicating the sharing of ideas and experimental findings with other through writing and speaking
scientific inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence
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