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scientific method


Independent Variable the one variable that you change
Dependent Variable what you are measuring in the experiment
Controlled Variable the group not testing; used to compare to other groups tested
Hypothesis an educated guess use an If//Then statement
Observations graph or chart what is being observed
What tool is used to measure volume? graduated cylinder
What tool is used to measure mass? three-beam balance
What tool is used to measure length? meter or yard stick/ ruler
The group that receives what you are testing in the experiment experimental group
Things that remain the same constants
experiment an organized process used to test a hypothesis
deductive reasoning using evidence to draw a factual, logical conclusion
inductive reasoning make a generalization using evidence and observations
evaluating comparing data to reach a conclusion
investigating studying or researching a subject to discover facts
classifying grouping like items
observing using your senses to take measurements/observations
inferring explaining and interpreting observations to reach a conclusion
subjective reasoning basing conclusions on personal feelings or bias
objective reasoning basing conclusions on evidence and logic
experimental procedures step by step instructions to test hypothesis
Created by: cimino