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Scientific Method Crossword Puzzle (Printable)

The scientific method is a process for experimentation. It searches for cause and effect. A science experiment is designed so that only one parameter is varied and the results of varying that aspect of the experiment are then studied. When teaching the scientific method to students, one of the first steps is to learn the terminology.

This printable scientific method crossword puzzle includes 29 common vocabulary words which relate to the scientific method. This is a fun way to reinforce the definitions of the various terms involved. It is aimed at the middle school level, although younger students with a good understanding of the scientific method will probably also be able to complete it.

A list of the words used in the puzzle is included in a separate file. Using the list of words will make it easier for students to solve the puzzle without giving them a key.

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11 Responses to Scientific Method Crossword Puzzle (Printable)

  1. Noah zahran September 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Where are the answers

    • The Science Mom September 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

      Look at the link next to the puzzle.

      • Anonymous October 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

        Wat the answers and where are they

        • The Science Mom October 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

          See the key

          • The Science Mom October 18, 2012 at 8:59 am #

            Here are the words which go with the definitions. Just find the definition which is the clue and the word which goes with it is what you write in the space:

            analyze To examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.
            bias A systemic error in the method of the experiment which leads to incorrect results.
            classify To group information into categories.
            compare To notice similarities or differences
            conclusion The part of the scientific method where the researcher summarizes his or her findings. The conclusion might include a statement about the hypothesis being correct or incorrect.
            constant A feature of the experiment which does not change.
            control The control is a particular sample that is treated the same as all the rest of the samples except that it is not exposed to the independant variable.
            data The measurements or facts which are recorded as the experiment progresses.
            dependant variable The factor being measured in an experiment. The thing which changes as a result of a change in the independant variable.
            examine To look at or observe something closely.
            experiment The steps used to test a hypothesis.
            formulate To form an idea as a result of the analysis of the data.
            hypothesis An educated guess about what the answer to the problem or research question will be.
            identify To name or recognize something based on it properties.
            independant variable The factor of the experiment which is being changed.
            infer To make a conclusion base on reasoning and observations.
            measure To determine the extent, quantity, or dimensions of something.
            observe To use your senses to gather information about an object or event.
            predict To make an educated guess about a future event based on information about similar events in the past.
            procedure A detailed series of steps to follow to perform an experiment.
            problem The question being investigated by the experiment.
            record To make a list of data and information for later use
            research The collecting of information about a particular subject.
            scientific method A method of research in which a problem is identified, and a hypothesis is formulated and then tested, resulting in conclusions being drawn.
            variable A factor in an experiment.
            journal A record of observations, research, and other information related to the experiment.
            materials Supplies and equipment required for the experiment.
            results A statement which broadly explains or interprets the data.
            application The practical use for the information gained from the experiment.

  2. teacher October 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    hi can u tell me how to find the answers to check because i gave all my students this crossword puzzle how do i know if it is right where is the answer key??

  3. Dillhole October 18, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    give us the answers

  4. Anonymous October 18, 2012 at 7:43 am #


  5. PanterAfan August 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    Thank ya

  6. Blair September 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm #


  7. loveyou February 25, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    where is the answers

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