inquiry unit test
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To make sense of your data.
the process of sharing ideas, information, and data with other people.
a statement that sums up what you have learned from an experiment.
factors that you keep constant in an experiment.
information that you gather during an experiment.
AKA the "responding variable"; the factor that responds to the independent variable in an experiment (the effect).
a set of steps that you follow to test an hypothesis.
An idea that can be tested in an experiment.
AKA the "manipulated variable"; the factor that the scientist changes in an experiment (the cause).
explanation of information based on your data,but is not a direct observation.
a way of describing how scientists go about finding answers to questions about the natural world.
a written summary of your work and results.
using your 5 senses to describe the natural world.
a statement of what you think will happen under certain conditions based on what you know from observations/research.
a step-by-step description of how to carry out an experiment.
observations that are based on quality such as colors, tastes, and size EX: the table is black and rectangular.
observations that are based on numbers EX: the centipede is 11mm in length.
to learn/ investigate what is already known about the topic.
describes how some part of nature acts under certain conditions (Newtons laws of motion).
an organized way of figuring something out. there are usually 6 parts to it .
a simplified representation of what something looks like or how it works, when we can't observe it directly (atomic models).
a set of ideas that tie together many observations (big bang theory)
to repeat measurements to make sure they are reliable.
factors that effect results of an experiment.