Flashcards in Inquiry Deck (15):
Factors that are measured in an experiment are the __________.
A testable prediction about a possible solution to a problem is called __________.
A factor that is manipulated in an experiment to change the dependent variable is the __________.
When conducting an experiment, what can a scientist do to make the data more reliable?
Conduct multiple trials; make sure to keep necessary variables constant
List the steps of the scientific method in order.
1. Observing & Questioning
2. Research / background knowledge
3. Form a Hypothesis & making predictions
4. Investigate to learn more
6. Form Conclusions
7. Communicate findings
When a scientist applies what they learn from an investigation to make something that is useful it is called __________.
Why is skepticism an important part of the scientific process?
Causes doubt that leads to new investigations
The process of learning more about the natural world is __________.
An organized process used to gather observations and test a hypothesis is a(n) __________.
A sample that is treated exactly like the other experimental groups except that the independent variable is not applied to it is a(n) __________.
A factor in an experiment that changes from the manipulation of the independent variable is the __________.
The process of gathering information through the senses is called __________.
A factor in an experiment that can change is __________.
A factor that does NOT change in an experiment is a(n) __________.