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Scientific Method

A way of learning about the natural world that provides possible explanations to questions. Science
Using one or more of your senses to identify or learn about something. Observation
A conclusion formed from available information of evidence. Inference
A scientific experiment that involves changing one factor and observing its effect on one thing while keeping all other things constant. Controlled Experiment
A representation of an object or an event that is used a tool for understanding the natural world. Model
The variable that is changed in an experiment. Independent Variable
The variable that changes as a result of a change in the independent variable. Dependent Variable
A series of steps that scientist use when preforming an experiment. Scientific Method
An explanation that can be tested with a scientific investigation. Hypothesis
Information gathered during an investigation; recorded in the form of descriptions, tables, graphs and drawings. Data
How closely measurements are to each other and how carefully measurements were made. Precision
The ability to repeat a task with little variation. Consistency
A summary of observations. Description
An interpretation of observations. Explantion
Descriptions of the natural world using words. Qualitative Data
Descriptions of the natural world using numbers. Quantitative Data
Created by: BeckScience
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