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the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations
a scientific study of free-living plants and animals in which the subjects are observed in their natural habitat without changing, harming, or altering the setting or subjects
the skill of recognizing and noting some fact or event in the the natural world
a lab investigation in which the values of all variables are kept the same except for one that is changed from experiment to experiment
the results of using one or more of your senses to gather information and taking note of what occurs
the factor that you want to test that is changed by the investigator to observe how it affects a dependent variable
used to study how a change in the independent variable changes the dependent variable
contains the same factors as the experimental group, but the independent variable is not changed
why we hypothesize
-know what you're going to prove
-know what you're going to learn
-have an idea of what is to be tested
control group the independent variable isn't changed
How is the control group different from an experimental group?
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