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Any situation set up to observe what happens is a(n)...
EXPERIMENT
A series of one or more experiments helping to answer a question is a(n)...
INVESTIGATION
A process of gathering evidence to answer a question is the...
SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Steps of the scientific method are:
1. QUESTION 2. HYPOTHESIS 3. DESIGN & CONDUCT EXPERIMENT 4. COLLECT & ANALYZE DATA 5. TENTATIVE CONCLUSION 6. TEST CONCLUSION or REFINE QUESTION & REPEAT
A prediction that can be tested by an experiment is a(n)...
HYPOTHESIS
An "educated guess" is a(n)...
HYPOTHESIS
Factors that affect experimental results are...
VARIABLES
The variable changed during the experiment is the...
EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLE
Another word for "experimental variable" is...
DEPENDENT VARIABLE
The variable kept the same during the experiment is the...
CONTROL VARIABLE
Another word for "control variable" is
INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
An experiment in which one variable is changed and the others are controlled is called a(n)...
CONTROLLED EXPERIMENT
Each time an experiment is run, one __ has been completed.
TRIAL
How an experiment is done is called...
EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUE
A collection of all the techniques used during an experiment is the...
PROCEDURE
The "instructions" for the experiment are also called the...
PROCEDURE
What allows experimental results to be considered reliable and accurate?
GOOD TECHNIQUES and PROCEDURES
The relationship between an event that brings about a result and what happens due to that result is referred to as...
CAUSE and EFFECT