Chapter 1 vocab

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Chapter 1 vocab
2011-08-09 14:48:11
chapter vocab

chapter 1 vocab
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  1. science
    a way of learnig more about the natural world
  2. an attenpt to explain a pattern observed repeatedly in the natural world is called
    scientific theory
  3. scientific law
    a rule that describes a pattern in nature
  4. life science
    the study of living systems and the ways in which they interact is called
  5. system
    a collection of structures, cycles, and procssses
  6. earth science
    the study of earth systims and the systems in space
  7. physical science
    the study of matter and energy
  8. technolgy
    the pracitical use of science, or applied science
  9. a reasonable and eduacated possibe answer based on what you know and what you observe
  10. infer
    to draw a conclusion based on what you observe
  11. changing one factor and observing its effect on another while keeping all other factors constant
    controlled experiment
  12. factors that can be changed in an experiment
  13. the veriable that is changed in an expriment
    independent variable
  14. dependent variable
    changes as a frsult of a change in the independent variable
  15. constants
    variables that are not changes in an expiriment
  16. any representation of an object or an event used as a tool for understanding the natural world
  17. combining what you already know with the new facts that you are given to decide if you should agree with something
    critical thinking
  18. observations made in an investigation