Scientific Method Vocabulary

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Variable

Any factor that can change in an experiment

Objective

A problem the experiment is designed to solve?

Research

Gathering information about the subject of study

Null Hypothesis

Statement that says there is no difference between the results of the control and experimental groups

Experiment

The activity that test the hypothesis

Constants/Control Variables

Variables that are not allowed to change

Independent Variable

The factor being tested

Dependent Variable

What is measured

Analysis

Describe the trends and what the graphs are saying about the data collected

Observation

What the person performing the activity sees, hears, feels, smells, or taste

Control Group

Experiment with the independent variable left out

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