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Scientific Method

Intro to scientific methods and research

TermDefinition
Observation a remark, statement, or comment based on something one has seen, heard, or noticed.
Hypothesis a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
Experiment a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.
Variable not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to change
Control Variable the researcher holds constant (controls) during an experiment
Independent Variable the variable that is changed or controlled in a scientific experiment
Dependent Variable the variable being tested in a scientific experiment.
Data information collected using specific methods for a specific purpose of studying or analyzing
Conclusion a judgment or decision reached by reasoning.
Test summarize how your results support or contradict your original hypothesis
Created by: Omega1911