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SCIENTIFIC METHOD / EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
Scientific method and experimental design vocabulary and concepts.
Terms in this set (15)
A series of steps followed to solve problems including collecting data, formulating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, and stating conclusions.
A possible explanation that is testable. Usually in the form of an "If...then..." statement.
Defines purpose of research/guides your investigation
Gather information on the problem using scientific publications; use the information to form a hypothesis
An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time.
A set up where you change one variable at a time (independent variable) to see how it affects another variable that is measured (dependent variable).
A variable that is not changed during an experiment (Kept the same).
The experimental factor that is changed; the variable whose effect is being studied
The experimental factor that is being measured; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable
Any pieces of information or values (numbers) acquired through observation or experimentation.
A summary that states if your hypothesis was correct or incorrect and what the investigation showed, based on observations and data.
A single repeat of an experiment or test.
Making sure that only the independent variable changes between groups or trials of an experiment.
A scientific explanation of how the natural world works based on repeated support from experimentation.
A "rule" that describes a pattern in nature or how the natural world works.
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