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7th grade science

7th grade science terms and definitions

observation something that you see, hear, touch, taste, or smell
inference using observation and background knowledge to reach a logical conclusion
experiment steps to test how you think something may turn out. testing a prediction
independent variable the part of the experiment that I am testing
dependent variable the part of the experiment that I am counting, measuring, or observing....the data
hypothesis an educated guess to explain a a phenomenon (something that happens)
variable something that you are trying to measure
scientific method the process used by scientists to research a problem
data information
conclusion an inference that is based on data collected during an experiment
controlled variable all the things that I make sure are the same in an experiment
Created by: ksthombs