Vocabulary Experiments More Scientific Method Variables Miscellaneous

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What is a rule that describes the behavior of something in nature?
Scientific Law

100

What is an educated guess or expected outcome for an experiment?
hypothesis

100

What is varies?
This is the number of steps in the Scientific Method.

100

What are constants.
In an experiment, the name for the variable(s) that never change in an experiment.

100

What are our senses and extensions of our senses?
What we use to gather evidence.

200

What is an explanation backed by results obtained from repeated tests or experiments?
Scientific Theory

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What are constants?
These should remain the same throughout an experiment.

200

What is take a vote?
One of these is not part of a scientific method. Gather information. Draw conclusions. Take a vote. Analyze results. Test hypothesis.

200

What is the independent variable?
In an experiment, the term used to describe the variable that changes in an experiment.

200

What is technology?
This is the term to describe the use of scientific discoveries for practical purposes.

300

What is science?
The process of studying, observing, and thinking about things to gain knowledge.

300

What is variable that is measured at the end of an experiment?
Dependent variable

300

What is identify a problem or state a question?
This is usually the first step in any scientific method.

300

What is the dependent variable?
In an experiment, the term used to describe the variable that is measured at the end of an experiment.

300

What is fraud?
This is the term for unethical behavior including taking credit for others work and making up data.

400

What is experimentation?
This is used to test hypotheses.

400

What is the part of an experiment against which the test is compared?
Control or Control Group

400

What is analyze the results (record and study the data)?
This is generally the last step in a scientific method.

400

What is the height of the plants?
A test is being conducted to find the best fertilizer to grow tall plants. The dependent variable in this experiment would be...

400

What are ethics?
This is the term used to describe moral values about what is good or bad.

500

What is a scientific method?
Steps used to solve a problem.

500

What are moral judgments?
These judgments should never be used in science?

500

What is gathering information?
Through research or testing.

500

What is the type of ball (rubber or plastic)?
An experiment is designed to determine if a rubber ball bounces higher than a plastic ball. This would be the independent variable.

500

What are earth and space?
These are the two broad topics covered by Earth Science.

Nature of Science

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