Scientific Method

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observation

information gathered using one of the 5 senses.

inference

an assumption based on prior knowledge

variable

a factor that can be changed in a system

purpose

step of the scientific method where the problem is stated.

qualitative observation

an observation that describes the object. Does NOT use measurements or calculations

quantitative observation

observations that use measurements or calculations

scientific method

step-by-step method of problem solving

hypothesis

an educated guess

manipulated variable

variable that is changed on purpose.

responding variable

variable being tested, what you are measuring.

controlled variable

variable that is NOT changed

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