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Biology section 3

section 3

Scientific Method To learn how the natural world works
Observation The act of perceiving a natural occurrence that causes someone to pose a question.
Hypothesis educated guess
Prediction A statement that forecasts what would happen in a test situation if the hypothesis were true
Experiment A procedure used to test a hypothesis and its prediction.
Control Group A normal standard which the biologist can compare results of the experimental group.
experimental group A group that is identical to the control group except for one factor and that is compared to the control group.
Independent variable A factor that is deliberately manipulated
Dependent variable A factor that is being measured and is affected by the independent variable.
Theory A set of related hypotheses are confirmed to be true
Peer review Scientists who are experts in the field anonymously read and critique the research paper.
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