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what is Science?
Science is a way of learning about the natural world.
observing
Using one or more of your senses to gather information.
inferring
When you explain or interpret the things you observe.
Predicting
making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence.
Scientific Inquiry
Thinking and asking questions about what you observe.
Hypothesis
a possible explaination for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question.
Controlled Experiment
A test of a hypothesis under conditions established by a scientist.
Variable
one of the factors that can change an experiment.
manipulated variable
the variable that a scientist changes.
responding variable
The variable that changes because of the manipulated variable.
Data
facts,figures, and other evidencegathered through observations.
Earth Science
is the term for knowledge about Earth and its place in the universe.
system
a group of parts that work together as a whole.
Energy
the ability to do work or cause change.
costructive forces
build up
destructive forces
slowly wear away (muntains and every other feature on Earth's surface.)
geology
study the solid Earth.
oceanography
study of Earth's oceans.
Meteorology
study of Earth's Atmosphere.
Astronomy
study of the universe beyond Earth.
Environmental Science
study Earth's environment and resources.
technology
how people change the world around them to meet their needs and solve problems
engineer
a person who uses both technological and scientific knowledge to solve problems