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controlled experiment
any experiment that tests on variable
qualitative data
any observations recorded in the form of descriptions
quantintative data
any observations recorded as metric measurements
variable
any factor in an experiment that is not constant (it changes)
hypothesis
suggested, testable answer to a well-defined scientific question.
data
recorded observations or items of information.
theory
well-tested explanation that makes sense of a great variety of scientific observations.
observation
use of the senses to gather and record information about structures or processes in nature.
inference
logical conclusion based on observations.
evidence
collected body of data from observations and experiments
model
physical, mental, or mathematical representation of how people understand a process or an idea.
atom
smallest particle of an element
element
pute substance that cannot be broken down into other substances by chemical or physical means
molecule
two or more atoms held together by covalent bonds.
compound
substance containing two or more elements chemically combined in a fixed ratio.
controlled experiment
any experiment that tests on variable
qualitative data
any observations recorded in the form of descriptions
quantintative data
any observations recorded as metric measurements
variable
any factor in an experiment that is not constant (it changes)
hypothesis
suggested, testable answer to a well-defined scientific question.
data
recorded observations or items of information.
theory
well-tested explanation that makes sense of a great variety of scientific observations.
observation
use of the senses to gather and record information about structures or processes in nature.
inference
logical conclusion based on observations.
evidence
collected body of data from observations and experiments
model
physical, mental, or mathematical representation of how people understand a process or an idea.
atom
smallest particle of an element
element
pute substance that cannot be broken down into other substances by chemical or physical means
molecule
two or more atoms held together by covalent bonds.
compound
substance containing two or more elements chemically combined in a fixed ratio.