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Bio 1.3

Scientific method To learn how the natural world works.
Observation the act of perceiving a natural occurrence that causes someone to pose a question.
Hypothesis a proposed explanation for the way a particular aspect of the natural world functions.
Prediction a statement that forecasts what would happen in a test situation if the hypothesis were true.
Experiment used to test a hypothesis and its predictions.
Control group Provides a normal standard against what the Biologist can compare results of the experimental group.
Experimental group Identical to the control group except for one factor.
Independent variable what is being tested.
Dependent variable what is being affected by the independent variable.
Theory When a set of related hypothesis is confirmed to be true many times and can explain a great amount of data.
Peer review Expert scientists review and critique research papers anonymously.
Created by: MuellerS20