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Scientific Method-M


problem a question you want to solve using science
research what you already know or found out about the problem
hypothesis an educated guess or prediction about the outcome of an experiment. It may be stated as an if/then statement.
prediction a forecast about what will happen in an experiment based on past experiences and the evidence given
experiment the part of the scientific method used to test a hypothesis
observation information gathered through your five senses. For example, the moon is very bright tonight.
data the information you gather in an experiment
results the outcome on an experiment
inference using past experiences to draw conclusions about observations. Example: The moon will rise tonight.
conclusion the final answer to the problem in an experiment. The conclusion is based on the results of the experiment.
variables factors in an experiment that can change
nonstandard units a type of data that uses objects for measurements. For example using pennies or paper clips instead of a ruler to measure length.
standard units a type of data that uses customary or metric system for measurements. For example using a graduated cylinder to determine volume.
Created by: bbeach67