15 terms

Scientific method

STUDY
PLAY
Hypothesis
an educated guess
Purpose
What is the problem I want to answer?
research
What do I know about the problem?
experiment
what are the materials you are using and what procedure will you follow?
analysis
record what happened during the experiment.
Conclusion
what did you learn? Was your hypothesis correct?
observation
using your senses to gather information.
inferences
a predicted outcome based on observation
control group
the part of the experiment that you compare the experimental results to.
variable
anything that can be changed in an experiment
dependent variable
what happens in an experiment because you changed the independent variable.
independent variable
the variable that YOU change.
constants
parts of the experiment that is kept the same.
qualitative
using senses to describe your observation
quantitative
using numbers to describe what you observe.
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