Chapter 1 Vocab Science

  1. Science
    A way of learning more about the natural world
  2. Scientific theory
    an attempt to explain a pattern observed repeatedly in the natural world
  3. Scientific law
    a rule that describes a pattern in nature
  4. System
    a collection of structures, cycles, & processes that relate to and interact with eachother
  5. Life science
    the study of living systems and the ways in which they interact
  6. earth science
    the study of earth's 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
    is a reasonable and educated answer based on what you know and observe
  10. infer
    draw a conclusion based on what you observe
  11. controlled expieriment
    involves changing one variable and observing its effect on all the constants
  12. variables
    factors that can be changed in an expieriment
  13. independent variable
    the variable that can change
  14. dependent variable
    changes a result of the independent variable
  15. constants
    variables that are not changed in an expieriment
  16. model
    any representation of an object or an event used as a tool for understanding the natural world
  17. critical thinking
    combining what you already know and the new facts that you are given to decide if you agree with something
  18. data
    scientific observations
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Chapter 1 Vocab Science
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