Section 1 Vocab

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Term Definition
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 similarites
Making Models Building a representation of complex objects or processes
Independent Variable The variable being changed on purpose. There should only be one. Example: How much water the plant gets
Dependent Variables The result. Example: How tall the plant got
Controlled Variable The variables that are not allowed to change, There may be many Controlled Variables.
Hypothesis A suggested solution or problem. It must be testable and be written as if..then..because. It predicts the outcome.

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