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The diverse ways in which scientists explore the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.
any object or system created by people to meet a need or to solve a problem.
any part of an experiment than can change
The variable that is varied or manipulated by the researcher. Also called the manipulated variable or the test variable.
The variable that may change in response to changing the independent variable. Also called the response variable or the outcome variable.
a variable that is kept constant throughout an experiment.
The group in an experiment where the independent variable being tested is not applied, so that it may serve as a standard for comparison against the group where the independent variable is applied.
An ineffective substance or treatment that is presented to a control group test subject as effective, and which the test subject may perceive as effective due to their expectations rather than because of an active ingredient.
the process of using one or more of your senses to gather information.
an observation that deals with characteristics that cannot be expressed in numbers.
any observation that deals with a number or an amount.
the process of interpreting observations based on prior knowledge.
evaluating data to reach a conclusion about an experiment.
the process of forecasting what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence.
a possible explanation for a set of observations or a possible answer to a scientific question. It must be testable.
when a scientist does the same experiment many times to gather additional data and determine whether the experiment's results support the hypothesis.
an attempt to repeat a scientist's experiment by a different scientist or group of scientists to see if they get the same results.
facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations.
a representation of a complex object or process, used to help people understand a concept that they cannot observe directly.
an error in the design of an experiment that affects the results of the experiment; a prejudiced belief that affects a person's attitude toward something
outlier / anomalous data
an abnormal or irregular data point; a point on a graph that is clearly not part of the trend.
a concise statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions.
a well-tested and generally accepted explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.
a set of beliefs or claims that may make use of scientific terms or concepts but whose conclusions and predictions are not supported by scientific evidence
scientific evidence, obtained by careful observation and experimentation, that can be confirmed with the senses and be independently verified.
the knowledge and understanding of scientific terms and concepts required for evaluating information, making personal decisions, and taking part in civic affairs.
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