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Scientific Method VC

Vocabulary with the Scientific Method

TermDefinition
Observing using one or more senses to gather information (ex: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste)
Qualitative Observations descriptions that don't involve numbers or measurements
Quantitative Observations measurements, when you measure height or weight
Inferring when you explain your observations; based on reasoning from what you already know
Predicting making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence
Chemistry the study of the properties of matter and how matter changes
Physics the study of matter and energy and how they interact
Science the way of learning about the natural world by gathering information
Hypothesis an educated guess or prediction from past knowledge
Scientific Inquiry refers to the different ways scientists study the natural world (scientific method)
Variable factors that can change in an experiment
Independent (Manipulated) Variable the variable that is changed
Dependent (Responding) Variable the variable that is expected to change because of the independent variable
Controlled Experiment an investigation in which all variables except one remain the same
Scientific Law a statement that describes what scientist expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
Scientific Theory a well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results
Created by: cokeefe