|Qualitative Observation||Using our 5 senses to get information about an object.|
|Quantitative Observation|| Counting or using a measuring tool to get information about an
object or event
|Inference||an explanation for what you have observed.|
|Prediction||a forecast about what will happen in the future.|
|Classification||grouping things by what they have in common.|
|Observational Investigation||an experiment that is used to discover information about
objects or events by using one or more of our 5 senses.
|Experimental Investigation||an experiment that tests a hypothesis to see if changes in the
independent variable affect the outcome (the dependent
|Variables|| -an experiment that change or can be changed
|Independent Variable||the variable that I, the experimenter, change on purpose at the
beginning of the experiment to see if it will affect anything..
|Dependent Variable||the variable that changes or responds to what the scientist
|Hypotheses||a prediction of how the IV will affect the DV.|
|Constants||parts of the experiment that do NOT change.|
|Control||An experiment is done without testing the IV to see what the normal outcome is.|
|Repeated Trials||the number of times you do the experiment or the number of
objects or organisms that are tested.
|CREDIT TO MRS.FERRAR||MY SCIENCE TEACHER|