11 terms

Unit 1 Vocabulary

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Variable
Something that can change in a test.
Hypothesis
Statement of what you think will happen during an investigation.
Control Group
A standard against which change is measured.
Observation
Something you find out about objects, events, or living things using your senses.
Procedures
Step-by-step instructions for completing a task.
Experiment
The use of scientific methods to test a hypothesis.
Inference
A conclusion based on observations
Data
Information from which a conclusion can be drawn or a prediction can be made.
Evidence
Observations that make you believe something is true.
Precision
The ability to consistently repeat a measurement.
Accuracy
Ability to make a measurement that is as close to the actual value as possible.
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