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Control

an element that remains unchanged or unaffected by other variables. This group is used to compare the results of the factor being tested

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Hypothesis

Educated guess or a prediction about how the independent variable will affect the dependent variable

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Independent Variable

The variable that is changed in the experiment to examine its effect on the dependent variable

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Experiment

An organized procedure to test your hypothesis.

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Dependent Variable

is what is affected by the independent variable and is what is being measured in the experiment

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Constant

Things that cannot be changed by the person or group conducting the experiment

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Controlled Experiment

An experiment where only one factor is being tested

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Line Graph

Used to show relationships between variables

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Experimental Group

The group contains the independent variable

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Data

Measurements and observations gathered from the experiment

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Variable

Anything that could change during an experiment

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Qualitative Observation (data)

Describes the quality of something and data involving numbers

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Inference

Idea of what you think may have happened

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Observations

Facts not opinions

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Objective or Problem

The question that the experiment will answer

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