Scientific Method 1.3 Vocabulary
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a series of problem solving procedures that might include observations, forming a hypothesis, experimenting, gathering and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions.
estimating that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something.
orderly, direct information gathering about a natural phenomenon.
testable explanation of a situation.
procedure performed in a controlled setting to test a hypothesis and collect precise data.
the process of combining what you know with what you have learned to draw logical conclusions.
factor being measured in a controlled experiment; its value changes because of changes to the independent variable.
in a controlled experiment, the group receiving the factor being tested.
process by which the procedure and results of an experiment are evaluated by other scientists who are in the same field or who are conducting similar research.
explanation of a natural phenomenon based on many observations and investigations over time.
the one factor that can be changed in a controlled experiment; id the factor tested and affects the experiment outcome.
in a controlled experiment, the group not receiving the factor being tested.
describes relationships under certain conditions in nature.
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