Science vocap ch 1

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Science vocap ch 1
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  1. a way of learning about the natural world
    science
  2. a rule that describes a pattern in nature
    scientific law
  3. an attempt to explain a pattern observed repeatedly in the natural world
    scientific theory
  4. a collection of structures, cycles, and processes that relate to and interact with each other
    system
  5. the study of living systems and the ways in which they interact
    life science
  6. the study of Earth systems and the systems in space
    Earth science
  7. the study of matter and energy
    physical science
  8. the practical use of science or applied science
    technology
  9. a reasonable and educated possible answer based on what you know and what you observed
    hypothesis
  10. to draw a coclusion based on what you observe
    infer
  11. involves changing one factor and observing its effect on another while keeping all the other factors constant
    controlled experiment
  12. factors that can be changed in an experiment
    variables
  13. the variable that is changed in an experiment
    independent variable
  14. the variable that changes as a result of a change in the independant variable
    dependent variable
  15. the variables that are not changed in an experiment
    constants
  16. any representation of an object or an event used as a tool for understanding the natural world
    model
  17. combining what you already know with the new facts that you are given to decide if you should agree with somethin
    critical thinking
  18. information gatherd during an investigation
    data

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