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Unit 1 Vocabulary

Scientific Inquiry vocabulary

variable Any factor in an experiment that can have more than 1 value.
independent variable factors that the scientist changes on purpose, what is being tested
dependent variables the factor that is measured or observed during an experiment.
controls factors that remain the same in an experiment
scientific inquiry a process that uses skills and tools to answer a question
data measurements and observations collected during experiments
hypothesis a possible explanation about an observation that can be tested, an if, then statement
conclusion a summary of information gained from testing a hypothesis
fair experiment 1 independent variable, 1 dependent variable, many controls
observation using 1 or more of your senses to gather information
prediction an guess about what might happen next in a sequence of events.
inference an educated guess based on observations made
Created by: aajohnson