CHAPTER 1 VOCAB

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CHAPTER 1 VOCAB
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  1. SCIENCE
    A WAY OF LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD.
  2. SCIENTIFIC THEORY
    AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN A PATTERN OBSERVED REPEATEDLY IN THE NATURAL WORLD.
  3. SCIENTIFIC LAW
    A RULE THAT DESCRIBES A PATTERN IN NATURE.
  4. SYSTEM
    A COLLECTION OF STRUCTURES, CYCLES, AND PROCESSES THAT RELATE TO AND INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER.
  5. LIFE SCIENCE
    THE STUDY OF LIVING SYSTEMS AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY INTERACT.
  6. EARTH SCIENCE
    THE STUDY OF EARTH SYSTEMS AND THE SYSTEMS IN SPACE.
  7. PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    THE STUDY OF MATTER AND ENERGY.
  8. TECHNOLOGY
    THE PRACTICAL USE OF SCIENCE.
  9. HYPOTHESIS
    A RESONABLE AND EDUCATED POSSBILE 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. INDEPENDENT VARIABLE
    THE VARIABLE THAT IS CHANGED IN AN EXPERIMENT.
  14. DEPENDENT
    CHANGES AS A RESULT OF A CHANGE IN THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLE.
  15. CONSTANTS
    THE VARIABLES THAT ARE NOT CHANGED IN AN EXPERIMENT.
  16. MODEL
    ANY REPRESENTATION OF AN OBJECT OR AN EVENT USED AS A TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING 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
    A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION ALWAYS CONTAINS OBSERVATIONS.

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