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hypothesis

statement of what you think will happen in an investigation.

observation

something you find out about objects, events, or living things by using your senses.

control group

a standard against which change is measured.

data

information from which a conclusion can be drawn or a prediction can be made.

evidence

observations that scientists base their claims or explanations on.

experiment

the use of scientific methods to test a variable

classify

to arrange in a specific order or group by categories based on similarities.

conclusion

a statement that tells what an investigation showed, based on evidence such as observations and data

inference

an explanation based on evidence that is not directly observed.

investigation

an organized scientific study that may include making observations, asking questions, gathering information, analyzing data, summarizing results, drawing conclusions, and /or communicating results.

testable

a term used to describe a question that can be answered through an experiment or observation.

trials

multiple sets of measurements or observations in a scientific investigation.

valid

a term used to describe the certainty of data or results of an investigation or experiment.

variable

an event, condition, or factor that can be changed or controlled in order to study or test a hypothesis in a scientific experiment.

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