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U1L3 Scientific Method
scientific method vocab
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a series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems
Scientific Method Steps
7. gather data/results
8. analyze data
always in form of a question; the question we are trying to answer by doing the experiment
getting information about a question or topic
A logical interpretation...There must be a reason...
An educated guess that can be tested
data and results
A summary of the data you have collected (graphs, tables, charts, photos, etc.); all your observations from the experiment
the answer to your question; a summary of what you have learned from an experiment
any observation having to do with Numbers ("After the second day, the plant's height grew by 2.0cm.")
any observation having to do with the QUALity of your experimental results ("when I added the contents of the second test tube, the contents of the test tube turned from blue to red")
part of an experiment that does not contain a variable; all conditions are kept normal; used as a COMPARISON
the part of the experiment that contains the variable
factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely changes; the cause
the factor that changes (measured) as a result of the experiment; the effect; the data you gather after the experiment
all parts of the experiment that stay the same in order to isolate the effects of the independent variable
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