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A way of learning about the natural world using observation and local reasoning
Science
Using one or more senses to gather information
Observing
Interpretation based of observations and prior knowledge
Inferring
Forcasting what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence
Predicting
The process of discovery in science the way scientists study the natural world based on evidence
Sientific inquiry
A possible explnation for an observation or answer to a question, must be testable
Hypothesis
An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
Controlled Experiment
Observation based on description/adjectives
Qualitative Observation
Observation based on how much, how many
Quantitative Observation
A factor that can change in an experiment
Variable
The one factor that a scientist changes
Manipulated Variable
The factor that changes as a result
Responding Variable
Facts, figures and other evidence gathered through observation
Data
A well tested experiment
Scientific Theory