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Introduction to the Scientific Method

Introduction to the Scientific Method

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Scientific Method
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A way of answering your scientific questions through experiments and observations.
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Observation
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The process of using your senses during an experiment to collect information.
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Hypothesis
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An educated guess that you can test with an experiment.
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Experiment
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A scientific procedure done to test a hypothesis.
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Independent Variable
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The variable that you have control over in an experiment.
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Dependent Variable
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The variable that you measure in an experiment.
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Scientific Theory
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An explanation of an aspect of the world that has been tested many times.
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Data
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Numbers and graphs that you collect during an experiment.
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Constants
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The parts of an experiment that never change.
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Research
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Experiments that have been done in the past that are related to your question.
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Question
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What you ask to learn more about something that you are interested in.
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Variable
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Any part of an experiment that can be controlled, changed, or measured.
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Conclusion
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The last part of the scientific method where you compare your hypothesis to your results.
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