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scientific method

TermDefinition
hypothesis what you think will happen, educated guess
scientific method the tool scientist use to find the answers to their questions
variable the part of the experiment that is manipulated or changes
conclusion what you have decided based on your results
controlled variable the part of the experiment that is not affected by the variable being tested; it remains constant
research finding information about your topic
analysis detailed step-by-step, instructions about how you will conduct the experiment
question what you are trying find out; purpose of your project
observation receiving knowledge using the 5 senses
inference drawing a conclusion based on observations
accuracy degree of closeness to its actual (true) value
precision measurement that can be reproduced
quantitative numbers
qualitative words/texture
7 components of a good graph title, independent, x-axis, dependent, y-axis, increments, labels
meters used to measure distance
independent part of the experiment that changes
volume amount of space a substance occupies
electronic digital balance a tool that measures mass
mass amount of matter in an object
graduated cylinder tool used to measure liquids in Liters or milliliters
meniscus the curve of a substance in a container
theory an idea that is the best explanation of many observations
dependent part of the experiment that doesn't change
what is the scientific method purpose, research, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, conclusion
Created by: jjperry