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Sir Issac Newton was the first to use experiments to show that there is something called...
air resistance. (37)
What is air resistance?
the fact that air slows down when an object falls. (37)
True or False

All objects fall at the same rate, regardless of shape or weight.
true (37)
True or False

Science is the only means by which something can be proven.
false (37)

Science is NOT a means by which something can be proven.
counter-example (v)
an example that contradicts a scientific conclusion. (38)
Is a conclusion always absolute?
No, a conclusion is always tentative. (38)
What is the phlogiston theory?
something that all substances contain to make them burn (38)
Who provided a counter-example to the phlogiston theory?
Antoine-Laurent Lavoiser (38)
The _____ _____ is a framework in which scientist analyze a situation.
scientific method (40)
True or False

Observation allows scientist to collect data.
True (40)
Hypothesis (v)
An educated guess that attemps to explain an observation or answer a question.
Theory (v)
A hypothesis that has been tested with a signficant amount of data.
Scientific Law (v)
A theory that has been tested by and is consistent with generations of data.
Finish this statement:

Superconductivity is electricity that can...
pass through an object without losing energy. (47)
Scientists thought that superconductivity should always be resistant to _____.
electricity (47)