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Science Final Exam 6

sem 2

Controlled Experiment An experiment in which all of the variables except for one remain the same.
Hypothesis A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to scientific question; must be tested.
Inference An interpretation of an observation based on evidence and prior knowledge.
Manipulated variable The one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment; also called independant variable.
Observation The process of using one or more senses to gather information.
Responding variable The factor that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated variable in an experiment.
Science A way of learning about the natural world.
Scientific inquiry The diverse ways in which scientist study the natural world.
Scientific law A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions.
Scientific theory A well-tested scientific concept that explains a wide range of observations.
Variable All factors that could affect the outcome of an experiment.
Created by: Mitzi