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Nature of Science
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Finding similarities or differences between groups - no control group
Explain the results of the experiment and make inferences about what you think happened.
The group that is not changed in an experiment, used for comparison to the experimental group. The IV is not changed.
Variables in an experiment that are kept the same so they do not affect the results.
Table that organizes data collected during an experiment.
The variable being measured in an experiment, called the __________.
Collecting data by observing - no IV, DV, or hypothesis.
The group where one variable is changed on purpose. The IV is changed.
An investigation that includes all the parts of the scientific method; such as the IV, DV, hypothesis, constants, and controls
Visual representation of data that can show trends or comparisons.
Educated prediction; what you think will happen during an experiment.
The variable in an experiment that is manipulated or changed by the scientist, called the _________.
A guess. To assume something is true, usually based on reasoning or previous experience.
A fact. Act or power of noticing something by using one or more of your senses.
A well-defined question answered through performing an experiment. Written: How does the __IV__ affect the __DV__?
Assigned to a number to express the method of measurement used (ex. cm)
A component of the experiment that is changed, measured or kept constant in an experiment.
triple beam balance
tool used to measure mass
tool used to measure liquid volume; also used to measure the solid volume of an irregular object
ruler or meter stick
used to measure length and regular volume of solid objects
The measuring system based on the meter, liter, and gram as the base units of length, volume, and mass.
Pictures that warn about hazards: chemical, heat, electricity, or procedural. Ex. Clothing Protection Safety; Eye Safety, Chemical Safety, and Sharp Object Safety
An open cylindrical container with a pouring lip; used for mixing larger amounts of substances
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