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What is Science?

Chapter 1 vocabulary

constant variable that stays the same during an experiment
control sample that is treated like other experimental groups except that the independent variable is not applied to it
dependent variable factor that is being measured in an experiment
descriptive research answers scientific questions through observation
experimental research design used to answer scientific questions by testing a hypothesis through the use of a series of carefully controlled steps
hypothesis prediction or statement that can be tested and may be formed by prior knowledge, any previous observations, and new information
independent variable variable that can be changed during an experiment
model represents something that is too big, too small, too dangerous, too time consuming, too expensive, or happens too quickly or too slowly to observe directly
science process used to investigate what is happening around us in order to solve problems or answer questions
scientific methods ways to solve problems that can include step-by-step plans, making models, and carefully thought-out experiments
technology application of science to make useful products and tools, such as computers
Created by: kwilliams