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Sci. Method Vocab

DefinitionVocabulary Word
In order for scientists to investigate and answer questions about the natural world that surrounds them , they have to follow a series of steps called? Scientific Method
Gathering information on a topic using your five senses observations
What is the first step in the scientific method? identifying a problem or create a testable question
What is an educated guess? hypothesis
In this step of the scientific process, scientists run a series of tests and trials to prove if their hypothesis is correct or incorrect. experiment
Facts and information collected during an experiment data
The final step of the scientific method where scientists analyze and summarize the results. This is where the scientists states wheth their original hypothesis was correct and incorrect. conclusion
A possible explanation based on background information and prior knowledge. inference
To make a guess on what will happen prediction
The step by step account of directions used in completing an experiment procedure
Any factor that can be controlled, changed, or measured in an experiment. variables
The variable that you change in an experiment. Independent variable
The variable that is measured and observed. Dependent variable
A variable that does not change in an experiment. Controlled variable
Created by: Mrs. Vessalo
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