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1. The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from known premises.
2. The act of reasoning from factual knowledge of evidence.
1. The act of taking possession or asserting a claim: assumption of command.
2. The act of taking for granted. assumption of a false theory.
3. Something taken fr granted or accepted as true with out proof; a supposition: a valid assumption.
1. The act of noting and recording something, such as a phenomenon, with instruments.
2. The result of record of such notation: a meteorological observation.
1. Factual information, especially information organized for analysis or used to reason or make decisions.
2. Numerical or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer.
3. Values derived from scientific experiments.
1. The separation of an intellectual or material whole into its constituent parts for individual study.
2. The study of constituent parts and their interrelations in making up a whole.
3. The seperation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (Qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
4. The stated finding of a separation of determination.
1. Expressed or expressible as a quantity.
2. Of, relating to, or susceptible of measurement.
3. Of or relating to number or quantity.
1. Of, relating to, or concerning quality. Describing the event or condition.
2. Of, relating to, the nature of the substance.
1. An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses.
2. pl. Phenomenons:
An unusual, significant, or unaccountable fact of occurrence; a marvel.
A remarkable or outstanding person; paragon.
1. A tentative explanation fro an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by future investigation.
2. Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation; an assumption.
3. The antecedent of a condition statement.
A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially on that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.
1. A principle based on the predictable consequences of an at, condition, etc.
2. A statement describing the relation or sequence of phenomena invariable under the same conditions.
1. A quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values.
2. Something that may or does vary; a variable feature or factor.
1. A manipulated variable in an experiment or study whose presence or degree determines the change in the dependent variable.
1. The event studied and expected to change when the independent variable is changed.
"Guinea Pigs" the real test group.
Part of an experiment treated "normally"- used to compare experimental results.
Scientific Method Objective
Recall and describe the steps of the SM
Articulate that science is about disproving ideas; not about proving them
Explain what makes a scientific question a good one
Define null and alternate hypotheses
Identify what information goes where in a lab report
Explain how ST is a necessary context for the SM. Tell how without ST the SM can lead to knowledge that is not reliable.
1. Problem or question
2. Hypothesis - what hypotheses did you develop from your observations
-Materials - tell what was used
-Methods - explain how you performed experiment
4. Results - organizing data
-Observations - what happened during experiment
-Analyzation - breakdown data - graphs and charts
5. Conclusion - what does the data mean
-Does the data support each hypothesis
-What things could of influence the data
-What are some ways the experiment could be improved
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