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Science

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Hypothesis An explanation based on observed facts or an idea of how things work.
Scientific Method A series of 5 or 6 steps that scientists follow to test ideas.
Evidence Information and facts that help prove something.
Observation Observable facts.
Inferences Conclusion based on observations.
Ethics The progress that applies issues of right and wrong to people and their actions.
Trade-off Something given up in selecting one alternative over another.
Clinical Trial A medical study that tests the safety and effectiveness of a drug or treatment in people
Control Part of an experiment that is not being tested and is used for comparison.(receives placebo)
Sample Size The number of subjects in an experiment. (larger the better)
Placebo A substance which contains no medicine, but which the receiver thinks it's real.
Informed Consent Agreement by a patient to participate in a experiment understanding the risks.
Placebo Effect The response of a patients to a treatment even though it has no effective ingredients.
Variables Things in a experiment that can be changed or vary.
Reproduce Capable of being recreated or repeated.
Created by: sschultz95