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A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question is called a(n)
making a statement or claim about what will happen in the future on past experience or evidence is called
observing that deal with a number are called
using one or more of your senses to gather information is called
--- is the process of grouping together items that are alike in some way
Scientific ____________________ refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence they gather. *
An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time is called a(n) ____________________ experiment.
Experimental bias is a mistake in an experiment's design that makes a particular result more likely. *
Noting that a certain plant has opposite leaves and blue flowers is an example of a quantitative observation
Proposing an explanation for the changing colors of the sky is an example of a hypothesis. *
When you explain or interpret an observation, you are
Sophia noticed that many birds pick through the seeds in her bird feeder until they get a sunflower seed. What is an inference she could make from this observation
Birds prefer sunflower seeds
In a controlled experiment, the variable being measured is called the _______. *
In a controlled experiment, the variables that stay the same are called the __________
The one thing that the SCIENTIST changes in a controlled experiment is called the _________
What part of a controlled experiment keeps an experiment fair
Which group in a scientific experiment is where the factor being tested is NOT applied
I am the variable that must be present to keep experiment fair and viable. Who am I? *
I am the variable that is tested. Who am I?
The manipulated variable is a synonym for me. Who am I?
I am the variable that remains constant. Who am I? *
The responding variable is a synonym for me. Who am I? *
I am the group where a scientist tests one variable at a time. I can have multiple groups but I am testing the same variable. Who am I?
I am the group that receives the independent variable. Who am I?
The independent variable has many synonyms. Mark all that represent independent variables
tested, experimental, manipulated, and input variable
The dependent variable has many synonyms. Mark all that represent dependent variables
responding and output variable
Marie observed people at a store. Which is a qualitative observation she may have made?
The sore sells clothes
Tara was collecting data about rainfall by measuring water levels in a bucket in her yard. She saw her dog drinking from the bucket. This is an example of
Which type of model is represented by data or equations?
Which type of model is a system of ideas or thoughts?
Which of the following are examples of physical models? Mark all that apply
drawing of a cell and miniature volcano
Which of the following are examples of mathematical models? Mark all that apply.
punnett square and weather map
Which of the following are examples of conceptual models? Mark all that apply.
Big bamg theary and classification system
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