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Hypothesis

A proposed explanation of an observation

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Variable

An element that is liable to change

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Scientific Theory

A related set of hypotheses that form a broad, testable explanation about some fundamental aspect of nature. Though some scientific theories are understood as fact, they can never be absolutely proven.

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Experiment

The testing of a hypothesis

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Inductive reasoning

Logic flows from specific to general

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Deductive reasoning

Logic flows from general to specific