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______ is a rule that sums up related observations and experimental results to describe a pattern nature.
Scientific Law
the most logical explanation of why things work the way they do. A ____ is a former hypothesis that has been tested with repeated experiments and observations.
in science, this is a testable prediction. It is sometimes referred to as an educated guess.
_____ is the study of matter and energy. Every measurable thing in the universe is either matter or energy.
Physical Science
an organized procedure for testing a hypothesis
the first step of the scientific method, which uses your senses to gather information.
the study of Earth and Space. There are four main topics in _____. They are: Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Oceanography.
Earth Science
is a symbolic representation of an idea, system, or structure to make something understandable.
is the change or factor adjusted by the experimenter.
Independent Variable
is a factor whose value depends upon the value of the independent variable.
Dependent Variable
is a standard of comparison. In an experiment, a _____ shows you that your result is related to the condition you are testing and not to some other condition.
is a factor that doesn't vary in an experiment.
the practical use of scientific information.
is a problem solving procedure which includes identifying a problem, gathering information, developing a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, analyzing results, and drawing conclusions. Recommendations for further experimentation are also part of the process.
Experimental Design
the gathering of new information or the discovery of a new relationship or fact
Pure Science