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What are the steps in the scientific method
1. observe or recognize a problem
2. form a hypothesis
3. make predictions about the hypothesis
4. experiment to test those predictions
5. draw conclusions and formulate a theory
Fact
A close agreement by compentent observers of a series of observations of the same phenomenon. Requires high consensus
Hypothesis
An educated guess which may be tested
Law
A hypothesis which as been tested over and over and which has not been contradicted
Theory
A synthesis of a large body of information that encompasses well-tested and verified hypotheses.

Theories interpret facts. And facts are revisable data about the world.
Scientific hypothesis
A hypothesis must be testable. There must be a way to prove a hypothesis wrong. Statements which can only be proven right are not scientific hypotheses.
Describe the difference between science, art, and religion
Science tells what is possible in nature.
Art describes what is possible in human experience.
Religion is concerned with the purpose and meaning of the cosmos.
What is the difference between science and technology?
Science discovers explanations of natural phenomena.
Technology provides tools, techniques, and procedures for putting these discoveries to use.