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Unit1 Vocab

Science definition

TermDefinition
Label a small piece of paper, fabric, plastic, or similar material attached to an object and giving information about it.
Scale each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
Plot a plan made in secret by a group of people to do something illegal or harmful.
Interpret explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions).
Variable not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change.
Independent variable a variable (often denoted by x ) whose variation does not depend on that of another.
Dependent variable a variable (often denoted by y ) whose value depends on that of another
Problem a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.
Research the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Hypothesis a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
Experiment a scientific procedure is undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact
Constant(s) occurring continuously over a period of time.
Controlled variables A controlled variable is one which the researcher holds constant (controls) during an experiment. It is also known as a constant variable or simply as a "control".
Placebo a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect.
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