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WHAT IS SCIENCE? WORD WALL #1 7 TH GRADE SCIENCE

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VARIABLE A FACTOR THAT CAN AFFECT THE RESULT OF AN EXPERIMENT.

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INDEPENDENT/TEST VARIABLE THE ONE VARIABLE THAT IS PURPOSELY CHANGED TO TEST THE HYPOTHESIS. HINT: IT IS WHAT YOU DO IN THE EXPERIMENT.

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DEPENDENT/OUTCOME VARIABLE THE FACTOR THAT CHANGES IN RESPONSE TO THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLE. HINT: GENERALLY, THIS IS WHAT YOU MEASURE IN YOUR RESULTS.

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QUALITATIVE DATA AN OBSERVATION/DESCRIPTION THAT CANNOT BE EXPRESSED WITH NUMBERS.

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QUANTITATIVE DATA AN OBSERVATION THAT DEALS WITH NUMBERS OR AMOUNTS.

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HYPOTHESIS A POSSIBLE ANSWER TO A SCIENTIFIC QUESTION. ALSO A TESTABLE STATEMENT.

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INFERENCE WHEN AN OBSERVATION IS EXPLAINED OR INTERPRETED.

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OBSERVATION DETERMINING SOMETHING BY USING YOUR FIVE SENSES. RECOGNIZING OR NOTING A FACT OR OCCURRENCE.

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