Scientific Method Terms

Term Definition
Variable Components of an experiment that change or could be changed
Independent Variable The manipulated variable or the variable that is purposely changed
Dependent Variable The responding variable or the variable that is changed because of the independent variable
Hypothesis A prediction about the independent variable‚Äôs affect on the dependent variable; written as an If…then… statement
Constants Conditions or factors in an experiment that are kept the same for all groups.
Control The standard for comparison in an experiment
Data Information gathered while conducting an experiemnt

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