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Scientific Method 7

7th Grade Science

What do we call the series of steps used to answer a question or solve a problem? Scientific method
Scientists use these to gather information Observations
When you use one of the 5 senses to identify object or events, you make what? Observations
What do scientists call a possible explanation or answer to a question? A hypothesis
Which of these is an IF-THEN statement, a prediction or a hypothesis? A prediction
What states in advance the results of the experiment? The Prediction
What does an experiment test? The hypothesis
What does an experiment study? The variable
In what type of group does the variable remain unchanged? Control Group
How many variables are changed in an experimental group? ONLY ONE
What two groups make up an experiment? Control and Experimental
What are the two variables in any experiment called? The independent and the dependent variable
What do you do when you perform and experiment? collecting data
When you look for patterns in the data, we say that you are _________ _______ analyzing data
True or False: You should do an experiment more than once True
True or False: You should use many subjects to make sure your results are correct True
You restate the results of an experiment when you are ______ ________ drawing conclusions
When you draw conclusions, you explain whether the results ________ _______ ________ and why support the hypothesis
This step involves using lab reports, articles, and presentation to explain research and results to others Communication
The current explanation for why or how something happens A theory
A statement of fact proven over time to be true a Law
This statement explains the WHAT in an experiment a Law
When an experiment contains a control group, an experimental group, and tests ONE variable at a time, it is called this kind of experiment: Controlled
Created by: katiesmith