Vocabulary for Safety and Scientific Method

Data-Information gathered during an experiment

Hypothesis-educated guess based on observations and your knowledge of a topic

Variable-any part of the experiment that can vary

Independent Variable-part of the experiment that is manipulated or changed by the scientist of person performing the experiment

Dependent Variable-the part of the experiment that is affected by the independent variable

Control Group-a part of the experiment that is not being tested and is used for comparison

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