 # Scientific Method When solving problems scientifically we follow a series of steps to avoid wasting time, effort, and resources. These steps include: When.

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Scientific Method When solving problems scientifically we follow a series of steps to avoid wasting time, effort, and resources. These steps include: When solving problems scientifically we follow a series of steps to avoid wasting time, effort, and resources. These steps include: 1. Defining the ________ (may include research or observation) 1. Defining the ________ (may include research or observation) 2. Stating a ____________ (explanation of observation; must be able to be tested) 2. Stating a ____________ (explanation of observation; must be able to be tested) 3. _________ the hypothesis (involves measurement of one variable at a time) 3. _________ the hypothesis (involves measurement of one variable at a time) 4. Analyzing the _________ (data organized in graphs, tables, and charts) 4. Analyzing the _________ (data organized in graphs, tables, and charts) 5. Drawing _____________ (returning to step #2 as needed) 5. Drawing _____________ (returning to step #2 as needed)

________- the standard for comparison in an experiment ________- the standard for comparison in an experiment _______- all the variables we are not testing and trying to keep the same _______- all the variables we are not testing and trying to keep the same ___________________- factor in an experiment that may change if the independent variable changes ___________________- factor in an experiment that may change if the independent variable changes _____________________- factor that the experimenter changes _____________________- factor that the experimenter changes ______________- also known as SI units; uses a decimal base 10 system; such units as liters, meters, and grams. ______________- also known as SI units; uses a decimal base 10 system; such units as liters, meters, and grams. _______- explanation that is consistent with repeated observations, can be tested and make predictions, and is as simple as possible _______- explanation that is consistent with repeated observations, can be tested and make predictions, and is as simple as possible __ __- basic fact describing behavior of a natural phenomenon __ __- basic fact describing behavior of a natural phenomenon

Astronomy, Geology, volcanoes, earthquakes, Earth Science, Meteorology, Oceanography, submersibles, hurricanes, waves, tornadoes, rocks, Mars, and Stars. Place Bold typed words in bubbles and then put other words in their Earth Science category. Cross out words as you go.

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