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Scientific Method

8th grade quiz vocab

hypothesis possible explanation or answer to a question; "educated guess"
observation describing what you see, hear, taste, feel or smell
inference drawing a conclusion based on data and observation
constant variables variables that are kept the same to control the experiment (AKA controlled variables)
independent variable variables that are intentionally changed to see their effect (x-axis)
dependent variable​ variable being tested and measured (y-axis)
qualitative data observable data that is not measured (ex: color, texture, smell, taste, etc)
quantitative data data which can be measured (ex: length, height, cost, speed, etc.)
metric system universal method of measurement based on the number “10” developed by Lavoisier (AKA SI system)
liter the base unit of measurement for volume in metric system
meter the base unit of measurement for length in metric system
gram the base unit of measurement for mass in metric system
Created by: lloydjp