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Identifying variables in a scientific investigation

Variables things in an experiment that can change and may affect the outcome of the experiment
Independent Variables The one thing you deliberately manipulated, changed or tested for the purpose of the investigation.
Dependent Variables variables that respond as a result of manipulating on or more independent variable; often what is measured or recorded in an experiment.
Independent Variable also known as the Manipulated Variable
Dependent Variable also known as the Responding variable
Controlled Variables All the variables that a scientist wants to remain constant or stay the same throughout the investigation.
Evidence Information gathered to support or defend a conclusion.
Hypothesis A testable idea or prediction that leads to a scientific investigation.
Observation Information gathered using the senses.
Inference A conclusion or an assumption based on observations.
Scientific Theory an explanation for why things work or how things happen.
Scientific Law a statement based on repeated experimental observations that describes some aspects of the universe.
Control Group The group in an investigation that does NOT get the independent variable.
Created by: amy.jensen



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