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Error/uncertainty

When the result is not quite as expected but is close to the real value.

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Fair test

Only the independent variable has been allowed to change. Everything else is kept the same.

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Hypothesis

An idea which you think can explain certain facts or observations (things you've seen)

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Preliminary trial

An experiment similar to the one you want the do in your investigation- used to test whether the values you have chosen will give measurable results that may show a pattern .

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Reproducible

Someone else can do your experiment in either a similar or different way but still get the same results.

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Sketch graph

A line graph that just shows the general trend of your results- no numbers are needed on the axes and no points are plotted but axes MUST be labeled.

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Variables

Things that can affect the outcome of your experiment.

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Categoric

These have values that have labels, e.g names of plants, or types of materials

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Continuous

These have values that can be counted (e.g number of shrimp) or measured (e.g, light intensity, flow rate)

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Control

This variable could affect your results so must be kept the same or monitored in your experiment.

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Dependent variable

This is your results- the thing you measure every time you change the independent variable.

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Independent variable

The thing you change in your experiment

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Repeatable

When the experiment is repeated by the same person. They use the same method and equipment and obtain the same result.

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Reliable

When the data can be repeated and reproduced by others

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Valid

The data is reliable and answers the original question.

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Hazard

Something that can potentially cause harm.

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Precise

Data is all really close to the mean