Science Chapter 1

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  1. Science-
    a way of learning more about the natural world
  2. Scientific Theory-
    attempt to explain a pattern observed repeatedly in the natural world.
  3. Scientific Law-
    rule that describes a pettern in nature.
  4. System-
    a collection of structures, cycles, and processes that relate to and interact with each other.
  5. Life Science-
    study of living systems and the ways in which they interact.
  6. Earth Science-
    study of Earth systems and the systems in space.
  7. Physical Science-
    study of matter and energy.
  8. Technology -
    The practical use of science, or applied science.
  9. Hypothesis-
    reasonable and educated possible answer based on what you know and what you observe.
  10. Infer-
    to draw a conclusion based on what you observe.
  11. Controlled Experiment-
    involves changing one factor and observing its effect on another while keeping all other factors constant.
  12. Variables-
    factors that can be changed in an experiment.
  13. Indepentent Variable-
    the variable that is changed in an experiment.
  14. Dependent Variable-
    changes as a result of a change in the independent variable.
  15. Constants-
    variables that are not changed in an experiment.
  16. Model-
    any representation of an object or an event used as a tool for understandng the natural world.
  17. Critical Thinking-
    combining what you already know with the new facts that you are given to decide if you should agree with something.
  18. Data-
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Science Chapter 1
2011-08-24 18:39:00
Nature science

What is Science?, Science in action, Models in Science, and Evaluating Scientific Explanation.
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