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Scientific Method

Using the Scientific Method and Making Connections

Control The group in an experiment that is left alone (does not get the independent variable) to be used for comparison
Data Information or measurements obtained in an experiment through observation. It is also referred to as the dependent variable
Dependent variable Information or measurements obtained in an experiment through observation. It is also referred to as the data
Hypothesis A prediction that is tested using an experiment
Independent variable The part of an experiment that is done/changed on purpose
Inference A statement made using prior knowledge of a subject
Observe To see or measure
Placebo A substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs
Scientific method A procedure that is followed to investigate all questions which involves a hypothesis, experimentation and a conclusion based on data
Theory A well accepted body of knowledge gained through repeated experimentation
Conclusion (conclude) The results of an experiment
Muscle fatigue When oxygen demand cannot keep up, it results from the buildup of lactic acid generated by animal cells during long periods of exercise
Respiration (cellular) Life process that uses glucose and oxygen to generate ATP
Sample size The number of participants in an experiment
Valid Repeating an experiment or increasing the sample size so that the results of an experiment support the claim; believable
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