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constant

variable that stays the same during an experiment

control

sample that is treated like other experimental groups except that the independent variable is not applied to it.

dependent variable

factor that is being measured during an experiment

descriptive research

answers scientific questions through observation

experimental research design

used to answer scientific questions by testing a hypothesis through the use of a series of carefully , controlled steps.

hypothesis

prediction or statement that can be tested and may be formed by prior knowledge, any previous observations, and new information

independent variable

variable that the experimenter changes during an experiment

information technology

has led to the globalization of information

model

represents something that is too big, too small, too dangerous, too time consuming or too expensive to observe directly

science

process used to investigate what is happening around us in order to solve problems or answer question; part of everyday life

scientific method

ways to solve problems that can include step by step plans, making models and carefully thinking out experiments

technology

application of science to make useful products and tools, such as computers

the steps of the scientific method (in order)

problem statement/question
research/observation
hypothesis
experiment
collect and analyze results
conclusion/application
communicate results

problem/question

develop a question that can be solved through experimentation

observation/research

make these your topic of interest . Internet, media and primary sources

hypothesis

predict a possible answer to said question. must be educated. about the relationship between the variable

experiment

includes detailed material and procedured list

collecting and analyzing results

confirms tests by trials and include tables graphs or photos

conclusion

include a statement tat accepts or rejects hypothesis. make recommendations for further study and possible improvements

application

how you can use what you've learned in the real world

communicate

be prepared to present the results to an audience

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