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Gen. Sci terms

Theories. laws, and obeservations terminology

Observation Gathering of information through the use of your five senses.
Independent variable The variable that is controlled or manipulated by the experimenter
Theory a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain a phenomena that is supported by evidence.
Inference An explanation for our observations made based on past experiences and prior knowledge.
Dependent variable The variable that is measured as a result of the experiment.
Qualitative Type of observation that involves describing
Control variable The variable that remains constant or is used in comparison to other variables.
Quantitative Type of observation that involves taking measurements or counting
Hypothesis A testable statement that proposes a possible explanation to a phenomena or event
Law Well-substantiated explanation of an aspect of the natural world based on a large body of knowledge and data.
Created by: Bulldogwords