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A way of looking at the natural world and the knowledge gained through the process.
Using one or more of your senses to gather information.
Quantitative observations are always numbers.
Qualitative observations describe characteristics. (Red, blue, big, small.)
When you explain or interpret the things you observe.
Making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on experience or evidence.
A possible explanation for a set of observations.
Facts and figures gathered through observations.
Ask a Question.
Research the topic.
Create a Hypothesis.
Conduct an Experiment.
Write a Conclusion.
An experiment in which only one variable is tested at a time is a controlled experiment.
The control group is defined as the group in an experiment or study that does not receive treatment by the researchers.
Any factor that is not changed throughout the course of the experiment.
Dependent - Responding Variable
the variable that is being tested or measured in a scientific experiment.
Independent - Manipulated Variable
the variable that is changed or (manipulated) in order to test the effect on the dependent variable.
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