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The act of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly way; use 5 senses.
A conclusion you jump to based on your observations.
A possible explanation for a set of observations or possible answer to a scientific question.
Information gathered that is not in numerical form; e.g. the shirt is wrinkled, his eyes are green.
An observation that is measurable such as amount, height, length, weight etc.
The variable that is changed or manipulated by the researcher; e.g. how much water a plant gets; graphed on X axis.
The measurable effect, outcome, or response in which the research is interested; e.g. how much the plant grows; graphed on Y axis.
Prejudice or predisposition toward one side of a subject or issue. The scientific method aims to remove bias as much as possible.
1st step of scientific method; written as a question; e.g Does the amount of water given to a plant have an effect on its growth?
In an experiment, the standard that is used for comparison; e.g. the plant getting the normal amount of water.
Add the numbers up and divide by the number of numbers that you added!
A single time an experiment is conducted; the more trials, the more valid the result.
Accuracy, correctness; reliability; to increase validity, gather as much data as possible by increasing subjects or increasing trials.
A fake substance (usually a sugar pill) given to the control group in an experiment; can have a positive mental effect but doesn't have a physical effect.
How many times bigger something appears through the microscope; multiply ocular by objective.
field of view
The maximum area that is visible through the lens of a microscope.
Find out what the graduated cylinder is counting by and read under the meniscus (curve) at eye level.
10 mm in 1 cm so 37 mm = 3.7 cm.
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