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Bio Vocabulary Ch.3

Scientific Method Organized approach to science.
Observation Act of perceiving a natural occurrence that causes someone to pose a question.
Hypothesis Proposed explanation for the way a particular aspect of the natural world functions.
Prediction Statement that forecasts what would happen in a test situation if hypothesis were true.
Experiment Used to test a hypothesis and its predictions.
Control Group Provides normal standard which biologist can compare results.
Experimental Group Identical to control group except it has the independent variable.
Independent Group Is the manipulated variable in experiment.
Dependent Group The responding variable that's affected by the independent variable.
Theory Set of related hypothesi are proven true many times and explains a good amount of data.
Peer Review Other scientists who are experts in that field read and critique the research paper.
Created by: Silverboots