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Scientific Method Vocabulary

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Variable
Any factor that can change in an experiment
Objective
A problem the experiment is designed to solve?
Research
Gathering information about the subject of study
Null Hypothesis
Statement that says there is no difference between the results of the control and experimental groups
Experiment
The activity that test the hypothesis
Constants/Control Variables
Variables that are not allowed to change
Independent Variable
The factor being tested
Dependent Variable
What is measured
Analysis
Describe the trends and what the graphs are saying about the data collected
Observation
What the person performing the activity sees, hears, feels, smells, or taste
Control Group
Experiment with the independent variable left out