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Scientific Inquiry

Qualitative Made by gathering information that can be recorded using descriptive language
Quantitative Made by gathering information that can be recorded as a number with a measurement unit
Inference Not a fact, but an interpretation of what the direct observations mean
Scientific Law Describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions.
Constant Part of an experiment that is held in the same condition for control and experimental
Variable Part of the experiment that changes
Manipulative Variable A factor in a controlled experiment that is intentionally changed by the experimenter
Theroy A well tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results
Inquiry To ask for information
Responding Variable A resulting factor in a controlled experiment that is observed and measured to see if it changes due to the manipulation of another variable
Experiment A course of action completed in order to test a hypothesis
Control A standard to which all other levels are compared in a scientific experiment
Created by: LizardWizard