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Science Vocab 1


Hypothesis a statement of what you think will happen during an investigation noun
observation is something you find out about objects,events, or living things by using your senses noun
Experiment The use of scientific methods to test your hypothesis
Model Objects or ideas that represent other things
Sampling Examining random individuals from a population
Variable Something that can change in a test
Independent Variable The variable you can control or change
Dependent Variable It is what is measured. Changes when the independent variable changes. 
Control Group The group that doesn't receive the special treatment
Experimental Group The group that gets the special treatment
Surveys Questions that are answered by people.  Great for opinion questions
Procedures step‐by‐step instructions for completing a task
Data Information from which a conclusion can be made
Precision Consistently repeating a measurement
Accuracy A measurement that is as close to the actual measurement as possible
Inference A conclusion based on observations
Evidence Observations that make you believe something is true.
Created by: Jack-Shively