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What is a prediction?
A prediction is a guess what might happen based on observation.
How do you make dependable predictions?
When making a prediction it is important to look at possible patterns and current observations.
Here are some steps to think about to make a dependable prediction:
Predictions in the Real World
Predictions are made in science all the time, but even our daily lives we make predictions every day. Some examples of real world predictions are:
What is a hypothesis?
A hypothesis is a possible explanation for a observation or problem that can further be tested by experimentation. Hypothesis' are also known as educated guesses.
So whats the difference between an educated and wild guess?
Educated guesses should be testable, therefore they should point toward the design of the experiment to test it. Wild guesses are when someone forms a guess as to what will happen with no previous knowledge or observation of something.
Here are the steps to form a hypothesis:
The following is a song on how to construct a hypothesis: