1. science
    a way of learning more about the natural world
  2. scientific thoery
    an attempt to explain a pattern observed repeatedlly in the natural world
  3. scientific law
    a rule that describes a pattern in nature
  4. system
    a collection of structures cycles and prosesses that relate to and interact with each other
  5. life science
    the study of living systems and the ways in which they interact
  6. earth science
    the study of earth systems and the systems in space
  7. physical science
    the study of matter and energy
  8. technology
    the practical use of science or applied science
  9. hypothesis
    a reasonable and possible answer based on what you know and what you observe
  10. infer
    means to draw a conclusion based on on what you observe
  11. controlled experiment
    involves changin one factor and observing its effect on another while keeping all other factors constant
  12. variables
    factors that can be changed in an experiment
  13. independent variables
    the variable that is changed in an experiment
  14. dependent variable
    changes as a result of a change in the independent variable.
  15. constants
    the variables that are not changed in an experiment
  16. critical thinking
    combining what you already know with the new facts that you are given to decide if you should agree with something
  17. model
    used as a tool for understanding the natural world
  18. data
    information gathered during an investigation
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science vocab chapter 1