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Goal of Science
to understand the world around us
theory
the most logical explanation for the events that occur in nature.
law
once a theory has passed many tests and becomes generally excepted it becomes a law
geology
the study of rocks minerals as well as the origin and structure of the earth.
oceanography
the study of oceans
astro
of a star
geo
earth
meter
int he air or atmosphere
logy
science of
graphy
description of
nomy
systemized knowlege of
name the 6 steps and 2 substeps of the scientific method
Purpose/problem
What are the 6 step and 2 substeps of the scientific method
Purpose/problem, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment, Analisis, conclusion, re-experiment, Error-Analisis
Purpose/problem
decide to solve an problem or figure something out
research
find backround information on your topic
hypthesis
make a prediction of what might occur on an educated guess
experiment
conduct a fair test
Analysis
record data, make graphs or other phisical adids
conclusion
summarize your experiment, state results; was your hypothesis right or wrong and why
re-experiment
run the same experiment several times to see if you get the same results.
Error Analysis
possible errors,list any potential errors that could have occured during the experiment
variable
the condition being tested in the experiment
control
an experiment run under ideal conditions; no variable is being tested
fair test
to test only one variable at a time
What are the 6 steps & definitions
1. Purpose/Problem: decide to solve a problem or figure something out; a goal.
2. Research: find background in information on your topic.
3. Hypothesis: make a prediction of what might occur on an educated guess.
4. Experiment: conduct a fair test
5. Analysis: record data, make graphs or other visual aides.
6. conclusion: summarize your experiment, state results;was your
meterology
the study of weather, climate, and phenomina in the atmosphere