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Biology 1: General Science Terms

Scientific method, experimental design and other general science topics
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hypothesis
a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
scientific method
a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses
control
a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
independent variable
Factor in an experiment that researchers manipulate so that they can determine its effect
dependent variable
the variable that is measured in an experiment
conclusion
a summary of the results of the experiment and a statement of how the results relate to the hypothesis
data
a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn, recorded observations
prediction
a statement made in advance that expresses the results that will be obtained from testing a hypothesis if the hypothesis is supported; the expected outcome if a hypothesis is accurate
theory
well-tested explanation that unifies a broad range of observations
bio-
related to life
-ology
study of