SIMPLE EXPERIMENTS GLOSSARY
in science, a decision, result or outcome based on observation. A conclusion is why you think something happened.
|control||things that are not changed in an experiment|
a test that is made under controlled conditions to demonstrate a known truth, or examine the validity of a theory or hypothesis.
a tentative explanation that is made by carefully examining observations or a set of facts and making an educated guess as to what the outcome might be.
|laboratory notebook||a journal kept during an experiment that contains all of your important ideas and information|
|material||an item needed to conduct an experiment|
|observation||looking at or watching things to find how they look or act|
|problem||a question to be solved or answered|
|procedure||a step to follow to conduct a controlled experiment|
|result||something that happens during an experiment|
a scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles that explains phenomena
|variable||one thing that is changed in an experiment|