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Science

TermDefinition
Hypothesis It is a statement of what you think will happen during an investigation. Is normally a statement with If...then...because
Observation It is something you find out about objects, events, or living things by using your senses.
Experiment It is the use of scientific methods to test your hypothesis.
Variable It is something that can change a test.
Independent Variable It is one that you can change.
Dependent Variable It changes when an independent variable changes.
Control Group It is a standard against which change is measured.
Procedure It is step-by-step instructions for completing a task.
Precision It is the ability to consistently repeat a measurement.
Accuracy It is the ability to make a measurement that is close to the actual value as possible.
Inference It is a conclusion based on observations.
Evidence It is the observations that make you believe that something is true.
Data It is the information from which a conclusion can be drawn or a prediction can b made.
Experimental Group The group that gets special treatment
Sampling Examining random individuals from a population
Model Objects or ideas that represent other objects
Surveys Questions that are answered by people. Great for opinions.
Created by: Lydia Struble