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scientific inquiry
process in which we try to explain the natural world based on evidence
problem
a question to be answered
hypothesis
possible answer to the problem based on observation and inference it must be testable
Scientific method
a process that is used to find answers to questions about the world around us
Hypothesis
an educated guess based on observation and knowledge of the topic
data
information gathered during an experiment
control
part of an experiment that is not being tested and used for comparision
procedure
describes the steps you use during an experiment
conclusion
what is written after the experiment that summarizes the results
scientific method
process used by scientists to find answers to questions or solve a problem
graphs
scientists use these for there datato communicate the results of and experiment
error
scientist make a mistake
dependant variable
part of the experiment that is affected by the indepedent variable
observation
what scientist use to help them make a hypothesis or collect data during an experiment