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TermDefinition
Conclusion A conclusion is a short paragraph that discusses the overall results of an experimental procedure and explains whether the proposed hypothesis at the beginning of the experiment was correct or not.
Constant a quantity that, under stated conditions, does not vary with changes in the environment.
Control a scientific control is one in which the subject or a group would not be tested for the dependent variable
Data A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; statistical data
Dependent Variable a functional relation whose value is dependent upon, or influenced by, an independent variable.
Experiment a procedure done in a controlled environment for the purpose of gathering observations, data, or facts, demonstrating known facts or theories, or testing hypotheses or theories.
Hypothesis An educated guess
Independent Variable The variable in a functional relation whose value is independent, or is not affected by other variables
Interpret To give or provide the meaning of; explain; explicate; elucidate
Magnification The act or process of enlarging the physical appearance or image of something
Micron A small unit of measurement that measures length.
Placebo To blind control groups used in experimental research to compare the results with those of the experimental drug
Plot a graphical technique for representing a data set, usually as a graph showing the relationship between two or more variables.
prefix a letter or series of letters attached to the beginning of a word, word base, or suffix to produce a derivative word with a new meaning
Problem something you don't understand but you can do an experiment to help you understand.
Resolution The smallest change in the quantity being measured (input) of a measuring instrument that gives a perceptible change in the reading
scaled A scale is an outer protective layer made up of flat, rigid, overlapping plates
Scientific Method a method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.
System international is a scientific method of expressing the magnitudes or quantities of important natural phenomena. ... All SI units can be expressed in terms of standard multiple or fractional quantities, as well as directly.
Variable A change
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