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Scientific Method

science A way of learning about the natural world.
scientific inquiry The diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world.
observation The process of using one or more senses to gather information.
inference An interpretation of an observation based on evidence and prior knowledge.
hypothesis A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to scientific question; must be testable.
variables All the factors that could affect the outcome of the experiment.
manipulated variable The one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment; also called independent variable.
responding variable The factor that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated variable in an experiment.
controlled experiment An experiment in which all of the variables except for one remain the same.
data The facts, figures, and other evidence collected in an experiment.
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.