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Experimental Design: Definitions and Methods

Experimental Design: Definitions and Methods

Author: Donna Cason

To describe the components of a science experiment

The tool scientists use to test their theories is called the scientific method.

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Two scenarios to practice naming the IV, DV, Title, Hypothesis, Control, Constants


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Experimental Design Rubric

Grading Rubric for experimental design