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Science Vocabulary

Science Words To Learn

Label Adding the names to the x and y axes
Scale Putting proper increments (numbers) and spacing on the grid
Plot Putting the point where it should go on the grid
Interpret Relationship between the x and y axes
Variable The one condition that is different between the control group and the experimental group
Independent variable The thing you are testing in an experiment.
Dependent variable What you are measuring to determine the effect of the manipulated variable, (the responding variable)
Problem The question that a scientist is trying to answer
Research Gathering information
Hypothesis An educated or logical guess about the solution
Experiment Organized process used to test a hypothesis
Data Collected experiment information
Conclusion The result to the hypothesis as either right or wrong.
Control (group) The part of the experiment with the variable left out.
Experimental (group) The part of the experiment that contains the factor you are trying to test.
Constant(s)- A condition or factor that does not vary in specified circumstances
Controlled variables All the factors in an experiment that you are trying to test
Placebo A substance having no pharmacological effect but administered as a control in testing experimentally or clinically the efficacy of a biologically active preparation.
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