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05ScientificMethod

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Scientific Investigation the process scientists use to find answers about the natural world
Descriptive Investigation an investigation used to gather and describe data
Experimental Investigation an investigation used to find the cause of an event
Observation a way to gather information using your senses
Prediction a statement of what a scientist thinks will happen based on an observation
Hypothesis a statement or question that can be tested by an experiment
Experiment a set of steps used to test a hypothesis
Variable a condition that is changed in an experiment
Control a condition in an experiment that does not change
Data the information scientists get by observing or experimenting
Conclusion an explanation based on your observation or measurement
Inference an explanation based on what you already know or what you have seen
Direct Evidence evidence that comes from your measurements or testing
Indirect Evidence evidence based on an inference
Procedure a planned set of steps
Trial a repeat of an observation or test
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