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8 terms

The Scientific Method

Make Observation
experience, knowledge; observation leads to hypothesis
Develop Hypothesis
idea to explain observation, must be testable; hypothesis leads to prediction, prediction is tested in experiment
Design and carry out experiment
experimental design, equipment, protocols, data
analyze result
graphical, statistical, mathematical
derive conclusion
reflects back on original hypothesis
in journal, sometimes in a text
by other scientists, quality control
2 Aspects of Science
used to disprove hypothesis and hypothesis cannot be proved correct