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Conclusion
A statement that sums up what you have learned from an experiment and are not necessarily the end of a scientific investigation
Control
(setup) Part of an experiment that does not contain the variable.

Doesn't change
Data
The facts, figures, and other evidence gained through observation
Empirical
Based on observation, data or experiment; not on theory
Experimental Setup
Part of an experiment that contains the variable
Hypothesis
A possible explanation for a set of observations or an answer to a scientific question (a testable explanation)
Inference
An interpretation based on observation and prior knowledge
Law
Scientific theory that has been tested many times and is generally accepted as true
Observation
Using all 5 senses to gather info
Qualitative
Data concerned w/ quality
Quantitative
Data concerned w/ quantity
Scientific Method
(inquiry) Systematic approach to problem solving
Theory
A well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations
Variable
Any factor that can change in an experiment