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Science Inquiry

Variable a factor that can influence the outcome of an experiment
Independent Variable aka the manipulated variable. The variable that the experimenter will change
Dependent Variable the responding variable. The variable that might change as a result of the independent variable
control group an experiment that you can compare to the test results
qualitative observation Information gathered by using the five senses. (the object is blue)
quantitative observation information gathered by using measuring equipment
hypothesis a possible explanation for a question or an observation ( if...., then...)
experiment tests a hypothesis
conclusion an interpretation of the results of an experiment
model image, diagram, structure, or mathematical expression that attempts to explain a concept or hypothesis
theory an explanation of an observation or event that has been supported by consistent, repeated experimental results
law an action or condition that has been observed so consistently that scientists are convinced it will ahlways happen (Law of gravity)
Created by: JILESEK