Scientific Method Vocabulary
Inference
• An assumption based on facts or
observations, eventhough it is NOT stated

Observations
• Information gathered...
Question/Problem/Purpose
• What you are trying to find out
• Why the experiment is being done
• Usually written in the for...
Hypothesis or Prediction
• What you think will happen
• What do you think is the correct answer
• a probable solution to t...
Materials
• Part of the experiment
• a list of supplies or tools that are used
during the experiment

Procedures
• Step-by...
Data
• Information gathered in an experiment
• What you will look for during the
experiment
• Charts, graphs, tables, diag...
Conclusions
• A decision based on facts gathered during
the experiment
• What the results of the experiment tell you
about...
Communication or Theory
• When scientists (others) repeat an
experiment over and over, and the results
are similar (or val...
Independent Variable
• The part of the experiment (factor) that you,
the experimenter, change and have control
over

Depen...
Constants

• Things (factors) that stay the same during
the entire experiment so that the dependent
variable can be observ...
Control Group
• A group in the experiment that is NOT
changed by the experimenter
• The group in the experiment that is le...
Experimental Group
• The group in the experiment that is changed
by the person conducting the experiment
• The group that ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Scientific method vocabulary Biology GPSVPS

403 views

Published on

Scientific method vocabulary

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
403
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
6
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
9
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Scientific method vocabulary Biology GPSVPS

  1. 1. Scientific Method Vocabulary
  2. 2. Inference • An assumption based on facts or observations, eventhough it is NOT stated Observations • Information gathered through the 5 senses-seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling
  3. 3. Question/Problem/Purpose • What you are trying to find out • Why the experiment is being done • Usually written in the form of a question
  4. 4. Hypothesis or Prediction • What you think will happen • What do you think is the correct answer • a probable solution to the problem based on knowledge you already have
  5. 5. Materials • Part of the experiment • a list of supplies or tools that are used during the experiment Procedures • Step-by-step instructions • What you will do to solve the problem • How you will test the hypothesis
  6. 6. Data • Information gathered in an experiment • What you will look for during the experiment • Charts, graphs, tables, diagrams
  7. 7. Conclusions • A decision based on facts gathered during the experiment • What the results of the experiment tell you about the problem and about your hypothesis
  8. 8. Communication or Theory • When scientists (others) repeat an experiment over and over, and the results are similar (or validated), then the hypothesis becomes a theory • Whenever an experiment is repeated and the results are validated, scientists (others) communicate (tell) their results to others
  9. 9. Independent Variable • The part of the experiment (factor) that you, the experimenter, change and have control over Dependent Variable • The experimental factor that changes because during or as a result of the experiment, and you did NOT change yourself
  10. 10. Constants • Things (factors) that stay the same during the entire experiment so that the dependent variable can be observed
  11. 11. Control Group • A group in the experiment that is NOT changed by the experimenter • The group in the experiment that is left alone • The “natural” group
  12. 12. Experimental Group • The group in the experiment that is changed by the person conducting the experiment • The group that you work with

×