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Scientific Method

TermDefinition
Hypothesis Educated guess: testable
Independent Variable Variable that "I" change in an experiment: Manipulated variable
Dependent Variable Variable that is measured (data); Responding variable
Experimental Group Group that receives the IV
Control Group Group used for comparison, does not receive IV
Observation Gathering data using the five senses
Data Information gathered from observations
Qualitative Data Data involving descriptions or characteristics
Quantitative Data Data expressed as numbers by counting or measuring
Inference Logical interpretation based on prior knowledge
Theory Well tested explanation
Constants Variables that stay the same in all groups
Scientific Method Orderly study of a question or problem
Law Fact of nature
Experimental group Receives the IV
Scientific journal Most reliable source
Science Study of natural world
Biology Study of living things
Variable Anything that can be changed in an experiment
Scientific Method Steps 1. Ask a question 2. Form a hypothesis 3. Experiment to test hypothesis 4. Collect and analyze data 5. Draw a conclusion
Created by: payneds