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The scientific study of nonliving matter
An organized process that uses a series of steps to study things and find answers to questions.
Using the five senses to find information- usually recorded in a scientific investigation.
A prediction on the outcome of a test based on prior knowledge and that can be tested.
Information that is acquired through scientific research and experimentation
All the possible factors that can change in an experiment
The one factor that changes in an experiment.
The factor that changes as a result of the experiment that is measured.
A representation of an object, system or concept designed to show its structure or how it works
An explanation that ties together many related facts, observations and hypotheses. (Explains and predicts)
A statement that summarizes many experimental results; tells what will happen in a situation and seems to be true all the time.
A factor in an experiment that is left alone and is used to compare your results against.
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