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Scientific Method

Scientific Method - Science Inquiry

TermDefinition
Step #6 - Draw Conclusions Step in the scientific method Write a statement that compares the hypothesis to the data Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect
Step #5 - Collect and Analyze Data Step in the scientific method Results can be recorded in many different ways (tables, graphs, lists) TABLES, GRAPHS
Step #4 - Test the Hypothesis Step in the scientific method Design and perform an experiment
Step #3 - Form a Hypothesis Step in the scientific method Make an educated guess Use "if...then.....because" statement
Step #2 - Gather Information Step in the scientific method Information may come from research Ask others for advice Library, museum, using Google
Observing Using your 5 senses to gather information
Modeling When you use a copy of what you are studying to help explain it.
Step #1 - State the Problem Step in the scientific method Ask a QUESTION you have
Scientific Method Model or guide used to gather information and solve problems
Independent Variable the one factor that a scientist CHANGES during an experiment, also called the manipulated variable
Dependent variable the factor that changes as a result of changes to the independent variable in an experiment; one factor that a scientist MEASURES, also called responding variable
Controlled Variables All the factors or conditions that must be kept the SAME in an experiment
qualitative describing the quality of something in size, appearance, value, etc.
quantitative relating to or involving measurement or amount; numerical (example average)
Created by: nwysocki