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scientific method: A method of discovering knowledge about the natural world based in making falsifiable predictions (hypotheses), testing them empirically, and developing peer-reviewed theories that best explain the known data.

dependent variable: In sciences, an outcome measured to see the effectiveness of the treatment.

evidence: To provide evidence for, or suggest the truth of.

hypothesis: (general) An assumption taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation.

independent variable: The variable that is changed in a series of experiments.

observation: The act of noting and recording some event; or the record of such noting.

prediction: A statement of what will happen in the future.

adaptation: Adjustment to extant conditions: as, adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulation; modification of some thing or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment.

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