# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Nature of Science
process skills
19
Science
08/30/2005

Term
 Manipulated / Independent variable
Definition
 the part in an experiment you "purposely" choose to change.
Term
 Responding / dependent variables
Definition
 the part in an experiment the changes as a "result" of something you did.
Term
 Controlled / Constant variable
Definition
 the parts of an experiment that you keep the same so the experiment is "fair" It's all the other things that could affect the outcome of your experiment.
Term
 Scientific Method
Definition
 a process or steps used to answer a question about the world around us. There isn't just one method!
Term
 Descriptive Research question
Definition
 a research question based on observations. Useful when what you want to study is too large etc.
Term
 Experimental Research Question
Definition
 a research question that involves changing variables to observe the outcome.
Term
 Find the manipulated variable:How does the number of times you practice these flashcards affect your quiz grade?
Definition
 how does the number of times you practice these flashcards = mv
Term
 Find the responding variable:How does the type of music affect how many hours my cat sleeps?
Definition
 how many hours my cat sleeps=rv
Term
 Tell if DQ or EQ:How many sixth graders sit in the back of the bus?
Definition
 DQ (you only observe the sixth graders)
Term
 Tell if DQ or EQ:A study was done to see if the age of the driver affects the number of accidents they have.
Definition
 EQ (you change the age of the driver)
Term
 List some control variables for this experiment: How does the temp. of the water affect how fast my goldfish swims?
Definition
 CV= the same goldfish, the same size bowl, the same amount of water, the same location of the bowl
Term
 Problem
Definition
 the first step in any scientific methodwhen you identify what you want to investigate
Term
 Hypothesis
Definition
 an educated guess based on observations and prior knowledge..NEVER right or wrong
Term
 Experiment
Definition
 a series of detailed steps describing how to complete an investigation. Always keeps variables and safety in mind.
Term
 Data Table
Definition
 a collection of bits of information collected during an experimentorganized in a "t" chart with mv on the right and rv on the left
Term
 Conclusion
Definition
 an analysis of all the data colleced in an experimentwritten in the format:REPLAY
Term
 graphs
Definition
 a representations of datasummarizes results in an easy to understand format
Term
 bar graphs
Definition
 used for categories of data
Term
 line graphs
Definition
 used for continious data like time and temp
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