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An explanation based on scientific reasoning that can be tested to see if it is correct. A hypothesis usually starts with an "If."
The part of an experiment where the independent variable is left unchanged to provide a comparison.
Something that can be changed in an experiment.
Something in an experiment that can be measured or observed to see how it responds to a change made to the independent variable.
Something changed in an experiment on purpose to see how affects the outcome.
Things that remain the same on purpose during an experiment.
Description of what can be observed: size, color, shape, smell.
Descriptions using number measurement (how much): width, height, volume, speed, or temperature.
Study something carefully using a method.
A three-dimensional representation of something.
The general direction in which data is headed or the way it is changing.
The classification and naming of animals, plants, minerals, and rocks in an ordered system that shows their natural relationships.
A division of organisms that rank above a kingdom based on how they share DNA traits.
The largest group into which living things can be classified.
The second smallest of animal classification groups.
The smallest group of animal classification groups.