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Scientific Method

Basis steps of the scientific method

The process scientists use to conduct an investigation or solve a problem Scientific Method
An educated guess/prediction about what will happen based on what you already know and what you have learned from your research Hypothesis
An approximate measure Estimate
A forecast about what may happen in some futuresituations. It is based on applying facts and recognizing trends and patterns Scientific Prediction
The use of the five senses to collect information about the environment - What you see, feel, taste, hear or smell Observation
The one factor that is purposed changed in an experiment by the scientist Independent variable
The factor in an experiment that changes because of how the independent variablewas changed; the way you measure the noted changes Dependent variable
The factors thst are purposefully kept the same during an experiment Constants
A fair test guided by a hypothesis that is conducted. Only one variable is tested and data are collected, recorded, analyzed and communicated Experiment
A summary statement based on the results of an investigation (based on observations that canbe verified). Conclusion
Grouping or separating items by characteristics and specific descriptors Classification
A tentative explanation based on background knowledge and available data Inference
Created by: tinaclarke