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Biology Chapter 1

Terms related to the scientific method

TermDefinition
Which aspect of the scientific method must be testable & falsifiable? Hypothesis
What is the dependent variable for this Hypothesis? Students will run faster on a gravel path than on the road. The speed that students run
When making a graph, which variable is shown on the X axis? the Independent or Manipulated Variable
What is the recommended number of variables for a controlled experiment? One
What are the the variables called that are kept the same between your control and experimental groups? Controlled variables
What is the independent variable for this Question? Will drinking Mountain Dew make you grow taller? Whether or not you are drinking Mountain Dew
Which variable is the measured result for the change? Dependent or Responding Variable
Which variable does the scientist change? Independent or Manipulated Variable
What is wrong with this hypothesis? Cow manure will make corn grow better. 'Better' is not measureable. 'Taller' would be measureable.
In a lab write-up, where are your results summarized? In the conclusion
What is the first step to an experiment? Observation or Problem identified
What term refers to your prediction for an experiment? Hypothesis
When making a graph, which variable is shown on the X axis? the Independent or Manipulated Variable
What do we call the experiment that is used for comparison, to show whether a change has occurred? Control or Control Group
Created by: Mrs.Benc