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TermDefinition
Assumption A belief that something is true: a good experiment keeps these to a minimun
Control Group The group of test subjects that do not ge the independent variable: they are used for comparison
Controlled Variables Condition in an experiment design that could influence the outcome and must be kept constant
dependent Variable The data that is collected in an experiment
Experimental Group A group of test subjects that the scientist run their experiment on because they receive the Independent Variable
Graduate Cylinder An instrument or tools that is used to accurately mesure volume of liquids
Hypothesis An educated guess that predicts the outcome of an expeiment
Independent Variable The Factor that the scientist changes in the experiment
Inference A conclusion or deduction based on observation
Mass A measure of the quantity of matter in an object
Meniscus A curved surface at the top of a liquid in a container
Observation Any information that is collected with any of the senses
Peer Review The process by which scientists carefully examine the work of other scientists to look for possible flaws in there experimental design or there interpretation of results
Scientific Inquiry The activities through which students develop knowledge and understanding or scientific ideas, as well as an understanding of how scientists study the natural world.
Theory An explanation supported by many observation and/or experiments that can be used to explain related occurrences.
Validity An experiment is said to have this when it is repeatable and produces the smae results
Volume The space occupied by something
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