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Team 65 Science 1

Vocabulary Terms for our Scientific Method Test

Scientific Method Problem solving guide that utilizes specific steps such as Problem, Purpose, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Data/Results, Conclusion
Problem Written as a question: experiment must answer the problem
Purpose Changes the problem to the goal; to determine, to observe
Hypothesis Educated guess based on research
Prediction Based on facts and information; it is what a person believes the result of the experiment will be
Materials Supplies, equipment, tools needed to complete the investigation
Procedure Plan; specific, sequential/ordered steps that are used to test the hypothesis
Data Information collected during the investigation; statistics recorded during the experiment or test
Results Answers that can be measured; also known as the dependent variable
Graphic Organizer Visual Picture of the results; table, chart, graph
Conclusion Summary of the experiment, uses data to support or disprove the hypothesis, what what learned
Controlled Experiment An investigation where a scientist manipulates/changes only one variable
Control Group Group of test objects/subjects left untreated or untested and then compared to treated objects/subjects to validate results
Experimental Group Group being tested or treated with the independent variable
Variable Object or quantity that is changed/manipulated in an experiment, located on the X axis
Dependent Variable Results of the investigation based on the independent variable; are measured; found on the Y-axis
Scientific Processes Skills/Actions used during the experiment to observe, compare, order, categorize, communicate, relate, infer and apply
Qualitative Observation Ability to pay attention to details by using all five senses, along with noting and recording the results
Quantitative Observation Observations using instruments that result in measurements
Inference Making a judgement or thought based on information that cannot be directly observed
Interpret To explain or clarify the meaning of something
Analyze Logical; to look for patterns; reasonable
Collaboration Working together as a team or partner; listening and sharing ideas; teamwork
Science Knowledge of the world gained through observation and experimentation
Created by: MrsNorrisTeam65