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Scientific Inquiry Q

scientific inquiry refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence you gather
hypothesis a possible explanation for a set of observations or to answer a specific question
variable factors that change in an experiment
manipulated variable the one variable that is purposely changed in an experiment
responding variable the factor that may change in response to the manipulated variable
controlled experiment an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
operational variable a statement that describes how to measure a particular variable or how to define a particular term
data facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
communicating is the sharing of ideas and experiment findings with others through writing and speaking
scientific theory is a well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experiment results
scientific law describes an observation pattern in nature without attempting to explain it
Created by: bcarvajal