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A possible explanation for a set of observations. Stated in an If....., then ..... sentence.
Hypothesis
All factors in an experiment that can change.
Variable
The one variable that the scientist changes.
Manipulated Variable (Independent)
The variable that is expected to change in response to the Manipulated Variable.
Responding Variable (Dependent)
After the experiment, the information is condensed into the basic points and communicated.
Summarize
Looking at the data collected during an experiment in a systematic and critical way.
Analyze
To use the information obtained in an experiment to determine judgment.
Evaluate
A logical conclusion made based on observations and prior knowledge.
Infrence
Using one or more of your 5 sences to collect information.
Observation
A question asked as a result of a hypothesis, incorporating the limits of the hypothesis.
Problem
A possible explanation for a set of observations.
Hypothesis
A decision, position or judgment reached afer studying or analyzing the data take from an experiment.
Conclusion
All the information taken during an experiment.
Data
A well tested idea that connects a wide range of ideas and explains why things work, but is not Universally accepted as a law.
Scientific Theory
Are statements that tell you what scientists expect to happen each time under specific conditions. Examples are the Laws of Gravity
Scientific Law