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VARIOUS NOTES: THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

SCIENCE 6 NOTES - THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Scientific Method : One way to solve a science problem

1.) Problem : Asks a question (which keeps my chocolate hotter, paper or Styrofoam?)

2.) Hypothesis : An educated guess that answers the problem.

3.) Experiment : Design to test your hypothesis

4.) Procedure: The steps you take to carry out the experiment.

5.) Data: Numbers from the experiment (observing)

6.) Conclusion : Using your data, did I answer the problem I was asking?

7.) Variable: Any change that happens

8.) Independent Variable : The part of the experiment that the experimenter changes.

9.) Dependent Variable: The part of the experiment that changes BECAUSE of what the experimenter changed.

10.)Experimental group: The variable that the experimenter tests.

11.)Controlled variables: Everything that stays the same in the experiment.

12.)Control Group: The group or part of the experiment that is NORMAL.

13.) Levels: The different types of the independent variable.