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Scientific Method

Scientific Method Vocabulary Mr. Jones 7 green

Accuracy the extent to which a measured value agrees with the standard value,hitting the target
Analyze to examine, compare and contrast, looking for patterns and trends
Bias adding personal ideas or thoughts to an observation or conclusion
Classification organization of organisms into categories
Conclusion the results of an experiment
Control variable that stays the same
Dependent/Response Variable the variable that is being measured, that is changed IN RESPONSE TO another variable
Experimental Data facts and observations that are gathered and recorded about a problem
Fact that stated is to be TRUE
Hypothesis an educated guess, a possible explanation for a problem or question
Independent/Manipulated Variable the variable that is changed by the EXPERIMENTER
Inferences to conclude by reasoning from something known or assumed
Law the most acceptable explanation for a concept, supported by very CONSISTENT experimentation
Materials the supplies required to carry out an experiment
Mean the average of a set of numbers
Median arranging the numbers from least to greatest and finding the middle number
Mode the most frequently occurring number in a set
Metrics a measuring system used worldwide
Opinion a belief not based on certainty
Observations noting and recording facts
Procedure the steps a scientist takes in order to complete an experiment
Qualitative Observations observations made by the senses
Quantitative Observations observations that are made using numbers
Sample Size a certain portion of something, the greater the size, the more valid your data will be
Science the body of knowledge that exists about the world and the method used to obtain it
Scientific Investigation series of steps that scientists use to investigate problems
Theory well tested hypotheses supported by lots of evidence
Precision how exact something is on a consistent basis
Created by: jonesb16