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Irving Science 1

Vocabulary for the Scientific Method

TermDefinition
analyze review the data from an experiment to find out what they mean
assumption something that is believed to be true
compare look at to find similarities and differences
conclusion (conclude) the summary of an experiment, based on data
control a part of the experiment that is different from the experiment.
data information from an experiment
describe explain something with words
evidence data used to support a conclusion
experiment a test that is done to support or disprove a hypothesis
inference (infer) assume a fact, without proof, based on previous experience
interpret explain what something means; explain results of an experience
investigation a process designed to answer a question
measure obtain information about something (weight, length, width, height, etc.)
observe to watch or look at something to get information
predict determine what you think will happen when you do an experiment before you do the experiment
theory a well-supported explanation for something that occurs in nature
variable a part of an experiment that is changed
Created by: romperroomqueen