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conclusion
a summary of the results of the experiment and a statement of how the results relate to the hypothesis
experiment
steps to study something under controlled conditions; one way of testing a hypothesis
hypothesis
a testable idea or explanation that can be used to design and use an investigation. (if/ then statement)
inference
explanation based on prior knowledge
invalid
not supported by facts, not true
valid
founded on fact or evidence; true
observation
use of one or more of the senses to gather information
variable
any factor that can change in an experiment
model
representation of object or systems that are too large or too small to study directly