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Using your 5 senses to gather information
an observation that uses WORDS to describe en object, place, person, etc.
an observation that uses NUMBERS (speed, temperature, length, time, weight, etc.)
an educated guess that is made from our observations and knowledge
the variable that is changed on purpose (the thing being tested)
the variable that we measure
the variable that stays the same in the experiment
the group that stays normal and receives no change
the group in an experiment that receives the variable being tested
this graph is used when we are comparing objects
this graph is used when we are showing change over time
first step in the scientific method
an educated prediction about what we think may happen in an experiment
where the independent variable is placed
where the dependent variable is placed
When we summarize our results into a final answer
Question - Research - Hypothesis - __________________ - Collect Data - Analyze - Conclusion - Report
The number of things we can change on purpose in an experiment
Every graph must have a ____________
The basic metric unit for measuring
type of music
Sawyer conducted an experiment to see if different types of music affected people's heart rate. What is his independent variable?
Format used to write a hypothesis
Jason wanted to find out who was the fastest runner in his class. He lined his classmates up on a line to run 50 yards and timed them. What is the dependent variable?
Ms. Brazzell recorded the temperature each morning and evening during the month of August. These measurements would be known as what?
Dependent Responding Y-axis
Manipulated Independent X-axis
type of plant
Kim planted 4 sunflowers in different types of soil and measured their growth at the end of 3 weeks. What was a control variable?
An experiment was conducted to see what brand of battery would last longest in a flashlight? What is the manipulated variable in this experiment?
Up and down
The Y-axis runs...
Side to side
The X-axis runs...
A graph is a _________________ of your data.
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