science ch 1 vocab

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science ch 1 vocab
2011-08-10 20:32:22
science vocab

science ch 1 vocab
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  1. science
    way of learning more about the natural world that provides possible explanations to questions and involves using a collection of skills
  2. scientific theory
    a possible explanation for repeatedly observed patterns in nature supported by observations and results from many investigations.
  3. scientific law
    a rule that describes a patterns in nature but does not try to explain why something happens.
  4. system
    collection of structures, cycle4s, and processes that relate to and interact with each other.
  5. life science
    studyk of living systems and how they interact.
  6. earth science
    study of Earth systems and systems in space, including weather and climate systems, and the study of nonliving things such as rocks, ocesns, and planets.
  7. physical science
    study of matter, which is anything that takes up space and has mass, and the study of energyk, which is the ability to cause change.
  8. technology
    use of science to help people in some way.
  9. hypothesis
    reasonable guess that can be tested and is based on what os known and is what is observed.
  10. infer
    todraw a conclusion based on observation.
  11. controlled experiment
    involves changing one factor and observing its effect on one thing while keeping all other things constant.
  12. variable
    factor that can be changed in an experiment.
  13. independent variable
  14. dependent variable
  15. constant
  16. model
  17. critical thinking
  18. data