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6.1 science

scientific method

observing using one or more senses to gather information
quantitative observation deals with numbers or amounts
qualitative observation deals with descriptions
inferring explaining or interpreting the things one observes
predicting making a statement or claim about what will happen in the future based on past experiences or evidence
classifying grouping things together that are alike in some way
evaluating comparing observations and data to reach a conclusion about them
making models creating representations of objects or processes
scientific inquiry the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather
hypothesis a possible answer to a scientific question. It must be testable
variables factors that can change an experiment
independent variables one variable that is purposely changed to test a hypothesis
dependent variables the variable that may change in response to the independent variable
controlled experiment an experiment in which only one variable is changed at a time
Created by: cparks3