Scientific Method, Processes, Procedures and Information

Term Definition
Science the investigation and exploration of natural events allowing for further study and exploration
Observation using one or more of your senses to gather information based on what occurs.
Inference logical explanation of an observation that's drawn from prior knowledge or experience.
Hypothesis an educated guess that can be tested through scientific investigations.
Prediction statement of what might happen next in a sequence of events
Qualitative Data words that describe your observation
Quantitative Data use of numbers to describe your observation
Dependent Variable the factor measured or observed during an experiment.
Independent Variable changed by the investigator to observe how it affects a dependent variable
Constant factors in an experiment that remain the same.

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