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the study of matter and energy
physical science
factors that can be changed in an experiment
variables
the study of living systems and the ways in which they interact
life science
An attempt to explain a pattern observed repeatedly in the natural world
scientific theory
a reasonable and educated possible answer based on what you know and what you observe
hypothesis
collection of structures, cycles, and processes that relate to and ineract with each other
system
draw a conclusion based on what you observe
infer
combining what you already know with the new facts that you are given to decide if you should agree with something
critical thinking
any representation of an object or an event used as a tool for understanding the natural world
model
the practical use of science or applied science
technology
changing one factor and observing its effect on another while keeping all other factors constant
controlled experiment
variable that is not changed in an experiment
constant
the study of Earth systems and the systems in space
Earth science
a way of learning more about the natural world
science
a rule that describes a pattern in nature
scientific law