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Process of trying to answer questions and solve problems.
Using knowledge gained
An explanation or a model of scientific phenomena that is hard to observe, this explanation is based on the results of many tests and experiments.
A rule that describes the behavior of something in nature without trying to explain it.
Inferring something about a future event based on evidence, experience, or knowledge.
Using your senses to gather information.
Interpreting something you observe based on what you already know.
A process in which you use numbers in mathematical operations like formulas to find the answer to problems.
Comparing an object to a standard like a meter stick.
Grouping items according to some idea or system.
An educated guess that tries to answer a question.
A factor in an experiment that the scientist purposefully changes in order to test his/her hypothesis.
A factor a scientist keeps the same in both the control group and the experimental group.
A factor that is measured by how it changed, it's change is based on it's reaction to another variable.
Another term for Dependent Variable
Another term for Independent Variable.
A final statement that summarizes the experiment.
The group in the experiment that the scientist compares his findings to.
The group in the experiment in which the scientist applies his/her independent variable to see how the dependent variable will change.
Observations and measurements that are made during the experiment in order to compare the groups.
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