Section 1 vocab

Question Answer
Observation using one or more of your senses to gather information.
Inference making a guess of what is happening based on your observations.
Prediction A logical guess based on observations and inferences of what will happen in the future.
Classifying Grouping things together based on similarities.
Making Models Building a representation of complex objects or processes.
Independent Variable Is the variable that is being changed on purpose. There should only be one IV. Example: How much water the plant gets.
Dependent Variable Is the result. An example: How tall did the plant grow?
Controlled Variables or Constants The variables that are not allowed to change. There may be many CV.
Hypothesis A suggested solution to the problem. It must be testable and be written as if… then… because. It predicts an outcome.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *