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1.2 Science Vocab

Scientific Inquiry The ongoing process of discovery in science, the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.
Hypothesis A hypothesis is a possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question.
Parameter Any factor that can be measured in an experiment.
Manipulated Variable A variable purposely changed to test a hypothesis.
Responding Variable A factor expected to change in response to the manipulated variable.
Controlled Experiment An experiment where one variable is manipulated at a time.
Qualitative Data Data that can be recorded as notes in a journal.
Quantitative Data Data that consists of measurements.
Communicating The sharing of ideas and experimental findings with others through writing and speaking.
Model A picture, diagram, computer image, or other representation of an object or process.
Scientific Theory Is a well tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.
Scientific Law A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions.
Data Facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations.
Created by: WaffleFish13