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Scientific Inquiry

How can we create quality science experiments?

QuestionAnswer
What are made by gathering information that can be recorded using descriptive language? Qualitative observations
What are made by gathering information that can be recorded as a number with a measurement unit? Quantitative observations
What is not a fact, but an interpretation of what the direct observations mean? Inference
What describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions? Scientific law
What is part of an experiment that is held in the same condition for control and experimental levels? Constant
What is a factor in a controlled experiment that is intentionally changed by the experimenter? Manipulated variable
What is a well tested explanation for a wide range of observations? Scientific theory
What is a resulting factor in a controlled experiment that is observed and measured to see if it changes due to the manipulation of another variable? Responding variable
What is a standard to which all other levels are compared in a scientific experiment? Control
Created by: joy_hurst