Obj 1 - Scientific Method

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Obj 1 - Scientific Method
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2011-05-12 08:30:16
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  1. Common procedures used by scientists to gather information used in problem solving and experimentation
    Scientific Method
  2. The variables that must be kept the same
    Constants
  3. In an experiment the group whose conditions are being changed
    Experimental Group
  4. The group that does not have the variable being tested
    Control group
  5. Testable explanation of a question or problem
    Hypothesis
  6. Description of the behavior of a variable or the relationship between two variables
    Trend
  7. A final statement summing up the results of an experiment, rejecting or accepting the hypothesis
    Conclusion
  8. Variable in an experiment the scientist purposely changes; variable being tested in an experiment; found in the x-axis
    • Manipulated or Independent Variable
    • (MIX)
  9. Variable in an experiment that the scientist wants to observe; variable being measured as a result of tested variable; found in y-axis
    • Dependent or Responding Variable
    • (DRY)
  10. Data from observations that do not contain numbers
    Qualitative Data
  11. Data from an experiment containing numerical measurements
    Quantitative Data
  12. The interpretation of an observation based on prior knowledge
    Inference
  13. An inference about future events based on current evidence, past experience or knowledge
    Prediction
  14. How close a measurement is to the actual value
    Accuracy (Accurate)
  15. How close measurements are to one another
    Precision (Precise)
  16. Explanation of a set of observations about the natural world
    Theory
  17. Description of what is actually seen, heard, felt, tasted and smelled
    Observation
  18. Series of steps in an experiment
    Procedure
  19. Things that are needed in an experiment
    Materials
  20. Facts, information, measurements, observations gathered in an experiment
    Data
  21. A set of procedure to test a hypothesis
    Experiment

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