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Scientific Method, etc.

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Inference   a conclusion based on an obseration  
Independant variable (manipulative variable)   a variable that changes  
Dependant variable (responding variable)   the variable that determines what your trying to find out  
Controlled variable   a variable that stays the same  
Hypothesis   an educated guess based on an observation  
The Scientific Method   a procedure to answer questions about the world around us  
Step 1   State the problem- the question you want to have answered. Problem has to be in question form  
Step 2   Form a hypothesis- an educated guess based on observetions and prior knowledge  
Step 3   Create an experiment- it should have a manipulated varible, a responding variable, and one or more controlled variables  
Step 4   Perform an Experiment-follow the procedure you created, make observations  
Step 5   Record and analyze data- make a data table and/or a graph  
Step 6   Discuss a Conclusion – explain what happened and why. Accept or reject your hypothesis.  
Step 7   Repeat the Work – you may need to change the experiment.  


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