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Biology Chap. 1-3

Basic terms for Honors Biology, Grade 9

The characterization of science by an organized approach Scientific Method
The act of perceiving a natural occurrence that causes someone to pose a question Observation
A proposed explanation for the way a particular aspect of the natural world functions Hypothesis
A statement that forecasts what would happen n a test situation if the hypothesis were true Prediction
Used to test a hypothesis and an experiment Experiment
Provides a normal standard against which the biologist can compare results to the experimental group Control Group
Identical to the control group except for one factor, the independent variable Experimental Group
The experimenter manipulates the _________ variable Independent Variable
The variable a scientist observes or measures because it is affected by the independent variable Dependent variable
When a set of related hypotheses is confirmed to be true many times, and can explain a great amount of data Theory
When scientists who are experts in the field anonymously read and critique research Peer Review
Created by: EmilyEdwards