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Scientific Method

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Problem
a clear, concise statement usually stated as a question which is what you are trying to solve
Hypothesis
an educated guess or prediction based on prior knowledge and research
Observation
as viewed through the five senses
Controlled factors
conditions that remain the same through the experiment
Dependent variable
condition that is used to measure the effect of the independent variable
Independent variable
the condition that varies or changes to test the hypothesis
Materials
items needed to conduct the experiment
Procedure
a way of organizing, writing and conducting the experiment
Conclusion
any answer to the problem statement found after doing the experiment. This may or may not support the hypothesis