1.6: Observations and Experiments Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 Estimated5 minsto complete % Progress Practice Observations and Experiments MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress Estimated5 minsto complete % Estimated5 minsto complete % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English Spanish control group A group in a scientific experiment in which the factor being tested, the independent variable, is not applied; used as a basis for comparison. dependent variable Variable in a scientific experiment that is being measured as the independent variable is changed. experiment Special type of scientific investigation that is performed under controlled conditions to test the validity of a hypothesis. experimental error Errors that are made due to problems with the experimenter. random error A mistake made by the person performing the experiment or from an event that occurs for no apparent reason. systematic error Errors that are due to some problem in the system so that the results are always skewed in one direction. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Using observations and scientific experiments to test hypotheses. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Observations and Experiments Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Dana Desonie, Ph.D. Tags: control group dependent variable error (3 more) experiment independent variable SCI.ESC.114.5.L.1 Subjects: science Earth Science Concept Nodes: SCI.ESC.114.5 (Observations and Experiments) Grades: 9 , 10 Date Created: Feb 24, 2012 Last Modified: Aug 29, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.