begins with a question followed by gathering evidence about the natural world and proposing explanations based on the evidence.
a possible explanation or answer to a scientific question
The one factor that is deliberately changed to test a hypothesis
factor that may change as a result of a change in the independent variable
an experiment in which only one variable is changed at a time
error in the design of the experiment
a repetition of an experiment
an attempt by a different group of scientists to conduct the same experiment
a generalization that makes sense of observations by using logical reasoning
picture of data used to identify trends, make predictions, and recognize anomalous, or inconsistant data
A line graph in which the data points yield a straight line.
A line graph in which the data points do not fall along a straight line.
Any data point that is not part of the trend