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General Science 2

week 2 vocabulary

control group serves as the comparison in an experiment.
inference an idea or conclusion that's drawn from evidence and reasoning.
investigation a quest to find the answer to a question using the scientific method.
model (scientific model) a representation of an idea, an object or even a process or a system that is used to describe and explain phenomena that cannot be experienced directly.
dependent variable is the variable observed during the experiment, and used to collect data during the experiment.
independent variable is the variable that is deliberately changed by the scientist.
theory (scientific theory) Explanation of the natural world repeatedly confirmed through experimentation. Simply, Why it happens.
law (scientific law) A statement ( without explanation on why) based on repeated experimental observations that describes some aspects of the universe. Simply, What happens.
valid It shows how well the results of an experiment reflects the reality it claims.
experimental group everything is the same as the control group, except one variable is different.
Created by: MsKovalcik