# What do you compare to the results of the experiment?

## What do you compare to the results of the experiment?

A control is a set of base values against which you use to compare your experimental results/data from your experiment.

## How do you write predicted results?

Predictions are often written in the form of “if, and, then” statements, as in, “if my hypothesis is true, and I were to do this test, then this is what I will observe.” Following our sparrow example, you could predict that, “If sparrows use grass because it is more abundant, and I compare areas that have more twigs …

Why should you compare results with others?

This is important because comparing and contrasting the findings of other studies helps to support the overall importance of your results and it highlights how and in what ways your study differs from other research about the topic.

### What is an example of a prediction?

A statement of what will happen in the future. A predicting or being predicted. The definition of a prediction is a forecast or a prophecy. An example of a prediction is a psychic telling a couple they will have a child soon, before they know the woman is pregnant.

### What is the rule of nature that tells you what will happen under certain conditions?

A scientific law is a statement that describes what always happens under certain conditions in nature.

What compares a measurement to the real or accepted value?

Accuracy is determined by comparing the measurement against the true or accepted value. An accurate measurement is close to the true value, like hitting the center of a bullseye. Precision can often be adjusted using calibration to yield values that are both accurate and precise.

#### Is a prediction an IF THEN statement?

The prediction is a statement of the expected results of the experiment based on the hypothesis. The prediction is often an “if/then statement.” For example: If increasing fertilizer increases number of beans, then coffee bean plants treated with more fertilizer will have more beans.

#### How do you test predictions?

Collect data using your senses, remember you use your senses to make observations. Search for patterns of behavior and or characteristics. Develop statements about you think future observations will be. Test the prediction and observe what happens.

What are three ways scientists share their results?

Three Ways for Scientists to Communicate Their Results of Scientific Research

• Publish In Journals. The main ways that scientists communicate research results is by publishing the results in journals.
• Present At Conferences.
• Present At Universities.
• Popular Media.

## Why do scientists share their findings?

Publishing results of research projects in peer-reviewed journals enables the scientific and medical community to evaluate the findings themselves. It also provides instructions so that other researchers can repeat the experiment or build on it to verify and confirm the results.

## Is a hypothesis a prediction?

A hypothesis is not a prediction. Rather, a prediction is derived from a hypothesis. A causal hypothesis and a law are two different types of scientific knowledge, and a causal hypothesis cannot become a law. A theory is not necessarily a well-supported explanation.

Is a hypothesis an IF THEN statement?

The hypothesis is an educated guess as to what will happen during your experiment. The hypothesis is often written using the words “IF” and “THEN.” For example, “If I do not study, then I will fail the test.” The “if’ and “then” statements reflect your independent and dependent variables.

### How to compare the results of a hypothesis to a prediction?

To compare these results to your prediction, the first step is to go back to your hypothesis. Re-read your hypothesis you wrote in the beginning to refresh your memory. In your hypothesis, you said that the plant in the dark would not grow.

### How do you test your prediction in physics?

You can test your prediction by dropping a force probe with a bouncy rubber stopper on its end, and then dropping the force probe from the same height with a clay ball of approximately the same mass on on its end. We can associate the maximum force read by the force probe with the maximum force a thrown ball can exert on a door.

What happens when predictions don’t match results?

Science never stops, and there are always more ideas to test, especially if questions still remain after your initial experiment. Of course, if your results don’t match your predictions, there could be a flaw in your experimental design. Go back and double check your procedure. How did you measure the plant growth?

#### How are results of an investigation and predictions related?

It grew zero inches. This agrees with your hypothesis, so your hypothesis was supported and your predictions matched your results. You can infer that your reasoning was correct since your data and predictions were in agreement. In your assessment, it’s important to refer to your data and give exact numbers.