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scientific method
step by step by logical way to solve a problem
critical thinking
a process that uses certain skills to solve a problem
problem
the solution is not obvious and important is missing in a
matter
physical science is concerned with the study of energy
pure science
the study of a subject for the advancement of knowledge
dependent variable
is a factor whose value depends upon the value of the independent variable
independent
factor in an experiment that is adjusted by the experimeter
constant
a factor that does not change in an experiment
control
a standard for comparison
experiment
an organized method of testing a hypothesis
scientific law
is a rule of nature that sum up related observations
theory
an explanation based on many observations supported by explanation results
hypothesis
a testable prediction
observation
the use of human senses to gather information
model
in an idea system of structure that can be used to solve a problem
physical science
study of matter
technology
practical use of scientific information