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Scientific Method

Problem and Question Develop a question or problem that can be solved through experimentation.
Observation/ Research Make observations and research your topic of interest.
Formulate a Hypothesis Predict a possible answer to the problem or question.
Experiment Develop and follow a set of procedures and include a detailed materials list. One variable!
What is the purpose of a control? Controls are NOT being tested, controls are use for comparison.
Other Variables Any part of an experiment that can vary
Independent Variables The part of the experiment that is manipulated or changed by the scientist person performing the experiment.
Dependent Variables Te part of the experiment that is affected by the independent variable.
Conclusion Include a statement that accepts or rejects the hypothesis.
Communicate the Results Be prepared to present the project to an audience.
Observation 2 Quantitate- measurable or countable *3 meters long Quanlitate - describable, not measurable *red flowers
Inference Conclusions or deductions based on observations. The process of drawing a conclusion from given evidence.
variable factor in the experiment that is being tested
control a part of an experiment that is not being tested and is used for comparison
cohesion the oxygen of water has a negative charge and the hydrogen end has a positive charge. This attractive force is what gives water its _______ properties.
surface tension is the name we give to the cohesive of water molecules at the surface of a body of water. Forms a surface "film" or "skin."
Observation any information collected with the senses
Created by: erica.kercher