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A Way of Learning about the natural world through observations and logical reasoning
Science
The various organized methods of investigation problems and answering questions in science
Scientific Inquiry
The study of matter, energy, and the changes that matter and energy undergo
Physical Science
Posing Questions
Making Observations and
Inferences
Developing Hypothesis
Conducting Experiments
Four Skills Used by Scientists
The term that involves using all five senses to gather information
Observation
Facts, figures, and other evidence that you learn through observation
Data
Observations usually lead to
Inferences
Possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question
Hypothesis
Factors that can change during an experiment
Variable
The variable that a scientist changes
Independent Variable or Manipulated Variable
The variable that is expected to change because of the manipulated varialbe
Dependent Variable or Responding Variable
What do scientists do to make sure that the changes in the manipulated variable are causing the changes in the responding variable
Change only one variable at a time
Investigation in which all variables except one remain the same
Controlled Experiment
Why do scientists take measuremens in a standard way
To make it easier to share data
The system of measurement scientists use is called
International System (SI)
At the end of an experiment, what does the conclusion state
States whether or not the data supported the hypothesis or proved it false
What are 2 ways scientists communicate with one another
Writing Articles and Scientific Journals

Speaking at Meetings
A well tested idea that explains and connects a wide range of observations
Scientific Theory
What happens when a scientific theory in contradicted by new evidence
A Scientist will change or abandon the theory
What are two reasons that following safe laboratory practices is a good idea
Protect you and your classmates from injury

Make obervations more accurate
Two main areas that physical science is divided into
Physics and Chemistry
A Logical interpretaion based on observations or prior knowledge is an
Inference
=A possible explanation for observations that relate to a scientific question
Hypothesis
A statement that describes what scientits expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
Scientific Law
An orderly way of studying a situation
Scientific Method
Identification
Collection Data
Hypothesis
Prediction
Test
Couclusion
The 6 Steps
Equipment, procedure, diagram
Test Steps
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