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9th grade Biology Honors Mr. Seally


examine and note the similarities or differences of


put in opposition to show or emphasize differences


mark as different


become distinct and acquire a different character


consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning


to put in order


a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn


the activity of managing or exerting control over something

independent variable

(statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables

dependent variable

the outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable


a summary of the results of the experiment and a statement of how the results relate to the hypothesis


a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn


able to be depended on; trustworthy


collected body of data from observations and experiments


a research method in which an investigator manipulates one or more factors to observe the effect on some behavior or mental process


possible explanation for a set of observations or possible answer to a scientific question


logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience


use of one or more of the senses to gather information

controlled experiment

experiment that tests the effect of a single variable


the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to

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