Scientific Method terms
to use of your senses to gather quantitative or qualitative information
a possible explanation for what you observe (that you might assume is true)
an attitude of doubt
the steps scientists use to create explanations based on the evidence they gather
evidence gathered through observations (especially during experiments)
understanding basic scientific terms and principles
the methodological studying of the natural world through experimentation and verification of facts.
A simple statement predicting the result of a controlled scientific experiment.
scientific statement that is well tested, supported, and verifiable.
observations made by the 5 senses. (seeing, feeling, touching, smelling, tasting.)
observations made by using measuring instruments. (number-based observations)
part of an experiment that the experimenter changes.
changes as a result of the changes in the Independent Variable.
a standard to compare with the results in an experiment.
is used to represent things we cannot directly study.
something that can affect how the results of an experiment are viewed
visual display of information or data
alternative term for independent variable
alternative term for the dependant variable
this variable data is plotted on the horizontal (x) axis of a graph
this variable data is plotted on the vertical (y) axis of a graph
to repeat a research study, usually with different participants and in different situations, to confirm the results of the original study
The number of subjects used in an experiment or study. Generally, the larger the better.
the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan,best defense against bias
used to display data that is not continuous or without units