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What is science?
Science is observing, studying, and experimenting to find the nature of things. It has two main branches: social and natural. Physical science includes physics and chemistry.
What is technology?
Technology is the application of science for practical applications to benefit man.
Pure Science is knowledge for understanding nature (research)
What is a scientific theory?
A scientific theory is a tested, possible explanation of a natural event.
A theory explains why something happens and is an educated guess based on research.
What is a scientific law?
A scientific law states a repeated observation about nature. It is considered absolute and doesn't attempt to explain why.
What is a model?
A model is a representation of an object or event that can be studied to understand the real object or event. It scales down the object/event in order to study it easier.
How does a qualitative statement differ from a quantiative statement?
A qualitative statement describes something you've seen many times with words, while a quantitative statement describes something with mathematical equations or numbers.
How does the Caloric Theory differ from the Kinetic Theory?
The Caloric Theory explained 200 yrs. ago what people knew about how objects grow hotter or cooler.It said that heat was as invisible fluid called caloric that flowed from warm to cool objects. The Kinetic Theory replaced it when it was learned that heat is a form of energy transferred when fast-moving particles hit others.