Scientific Inquiry and the Scientific Method. Understanding the World Around Us. Vocabulary Introduction. Observations/Facts you make with your senses that you know to be true . Quantitative : numbers Qualitative : descriptions that cannot be put in numbers. Vocabulary Introduction.
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Scientific Inquiry and the Scientific Method
Understanding the World Around Us
Hypothesis is Accepted
Hypothesis is Rejected
Becomes a Theory
Go back and redesign your hypothesis
Accepted many times and proven mathematically
Becomes a Law
The one part of an experiment that is manipulated by the scientist
Present in the experimental group, not present in the control group.
If you were testing the strength of different paper towels (like you did last year) the type of paper towel will be the variable.
What is the variable (the one difference between the groups)?
The Relationship Between the Independent Variable and the Dependent Variable
The Relationship Between the Independent and the Dependent Variable
Axis Labels and Units
The independent variable goes on the x-axis (horizontal) and the dependent goes on the y-axis (vertical
Line Graph vs. Bar Graph