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Unit 1 Vocab Words

Vocabulary words

TermDefinition
label a short word or phrase descriptive of a person, group, intellectual movement, etc. a word or phrase indicating that what follows belongs in a particular category or classification
label each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
Plot A plot is a graphical technique for representing a data set, usually as a graph showing the relationship between two or more variables.
Interpret explain the meaning of
Variable An independent variable is defines as the variable that is changed or controlled in a scientific experiment.
Independent variable An independent variable is defines as the variable that is changed or controlled in a scientific experiment.
Dependent variable In a scientific experiment, you cannot have a dependent variable without an independent variable.
Problem is something you don't understand but you can do an experiment to help you understand
Research is the systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses
Hypothesis A hypothesis is a single assertion, a proposed explanation of something based on available knowledge, for something yet to be explained.
Experiment t A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, to examine the validity of a hypothesis, or to determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
Data is defined as information collected using specific methods for a specific purpose of studying or analyzing
Conclusion summarize how your results support or contradict your original hypothesis
Control (group) is defined as the group in an experiment or study that does not receive treatment by the researchers and is then used as a benchmark to measure how the other tested subjects do.
Experimental (group) the experimental group (or experimental condition) refers to the group of participants who are exposed to the independent variable.
Controlled variables The control variable (or scientific constant) in scientific experimentation is the experimental element which is constant and unchanged throughout the course of the investigation.
Placebo an inactive substance or other sham form of therapy administered to a patient usually to compare its effects with those of a real drug o
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