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7th Sci. Method Test

7th Grade Sci. Methods

Scientific Method The process of observing, inferring, predicting, observing, classifying and making models
Observation Using one or more of your senses to gether information
Qualitative Observation Deals with descriptions (senses; touch, taste, hear, smell, see)
Quantitative Observations dealing with numbers, measurements and tools
Inference When you explain or interpret the things you observe
Prediction A guess of what will happen in the future
Variables Factors that can change in an experiment
Manipulated Variable Puposely changed to test your hypthesis, only 1
Responding Variable A factor that may change in response to the manipulated variable
Controlled Variable A variable that is not changed
Hypothesis A possible explanation for a set of observationsor answer to a scientific question
Data Tables A chart to organize facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
Bar Graphs Represent things being compared
Line Graphs Show change over time
Conclusion A summary of what was learned from the experiment. Analazing data, making interpretations and explaining what happened in the exeriment.
Sources of Error What went wrong in the experiment
Give an example of a qualitative observation Fred's hair is brown
Give an example of a quantitative observation Fred is 6 feet tall
Name the metric table in order from right to left kilo-(k) hecto-(h) deka-(dk) BASE UNIT(g L m) deci-(d) centi-(c) milli-(m)
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