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Scientific Method

Ch. 1.3 The Scienific Method and Parts of an Experiment

Scientific Method A process used to solve scientific problems.
Observations Using your senses to obtain information or describe your surroundings.
Hypothesis A statement that predicts the outcome of an experiment; an explanation for observations.
Experiment A procedure used to test a hypothesis.
Independent (or manipulated) Variable The one factor or condition that is changed during an experiment by the scientist.
Dependent (or responing) Variable The change that is caused or the observable differences during an experiment.
Experimental Group The group on which the experiment is conducted.
Control Group The group used for comparison and is not tested.
Theory A well-tested explanation for a broad set of observations.
Scientific Law A statement that summarizes the results of many observations and experiments.
Created by: jpendleton