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scientific method

terms used in scientific method

experimental groupthe real test group in an experiment
observationsomething noted in an experiement or noticed about the world around you
control grouppart of an experiment treated "normally"--used to compare experimental results
hypothesisuntested idea, an educated guess
scientific methodsteps often used in solving problems in science (can be helpful in solving any problem)
experimentused to test a hypothesis
proceduresomething DONE in an experiment
qualitative observationan observation made using the five senses
quantitative observationan observation made using measurement or other numeric data
independent variablethe thing being tested
dependent variablethe thing that "depends" on the independent variable--occurs as a result of the independent variable

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