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Sci Method et al 9/1

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hypothesis   an educated guess or prediction  
theory   a tested and supported hypothesis  
scientific law   a rule of nature used to explain a natural phenomenon  
scientific method   the method used to learn through performing an experiment  
5 Steps of the Scientific Method   1) Ask a question 2) Hypothesis 3) Experiment 4) Analyze the Results 5) Draw Conclusions  
Independent Variable   the variable being tested, purposefully changed, or manipulated in an experiment  
Dependent Variable   the variable that responds to a change in the independent variable - it is measured  
Constant   a variable that is controlled and kept the same for both the control and experimental groups so as not to affect the results  
Control Group   the group that is used for comparison - the first set up or normal set up; not all experiments have a control group  
Experimental Group(s)   the group or groups in which the independent variable is applied  
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