API GET request with form input & visualize result

Hi,
I’m very new to Bubble.

I want to make a GET request to an external API with parameters that the user can choose via a form. (–> slider 0-10 for a few variables). Then I want to visualize the results from that request. (= JSON formatted list of companies)

Use case: The user sees a few sliders, and can choose how much they like e.g. cats, dogs, whatever, from a scale of 0 - 10. Then I make an API call with these parameters to my API endpoint. The result is a list of companies, which I want to visualize to the user.

How can I do that?
Is it best to use the API connector or create a plugin? What are the steps to create this? THANK YOU!