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15 Cards in this Set

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What is science?
Away of learning about nature world and the knowledge gained in the process
what is scintific inquiry?
many ways in which scientist study the world around them
what drives scientific inquiry?
what is observation
using one or more senses togather information
what is an inference
a logical interpretation based on observatin or prior knowledge
what is a hypothesis
a possible explanaton for a set of observations or a set of scientific questions
what is a variable
the factors that can change during an experiment
what is a manipulated variable
the variable that a scientist changes
what is a responding variable
the variable that is expected to change in response the the manipulated variable
what is a controlled experiment
an investigationin which all variablesexept one remain constant
what is data
the facts figures and other informationthat are controlled during an experiment
ehat does a conclusion state
whether or not the data supports the hypothesis
what is communication
sharing of ideas and experimental finding with others through writting and speaking
what is a scientific law
a statement that describes what scientist expect to happen under a certain set of conditions
what is scientific theory
a well tested idea that explains and connects a wide range of observations