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ELL Earth Sci 1.2

Paths to Discovery: Scientific Method

TermDefinition
scientific method an organized and logical approach to scientific research
data measureible information observed and recorded during an experiment
measurement comparison of a property of an object or phenomenon with a standard unit
accuracy how close a measurement is to being correct
precision the ability to repeatedly perform the same measurement
hypothesis a possible explanation or solution to a problem or question
experiment a scientific procedure carried out to test a hypothesis
variable a factor of an experiment which can be changed
controlled experiment an experiment set up to test one changed variable, while keeping all other variables the same
observation act of using the 5 senses to gather information
conclusion interpretation from experiment, observation, and data as to the correctness of a hypothesis
theory hypothesis, or set of hypotheses, supported by th results of experimentation and observation
law a theory that can not be proven to be false
Created by: Jesse Wayland