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Science Inquiry

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What is observing? Means using one or more of your senses to gather information.
What is a quantitative observation? Deals with a number or amount.
what is a qualitative observation? Deals with descriptions that cannot be expressed in numbers.
what is inferring? Based on reasoning from what you already know about that topic.
what is predicting? Making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experiences.
what is classifying? The process of grouping together items that are alike in some way.
what does Making models involve? Involves creating representations of complex ideas or processes.
What is science? Is a way of learning about the natural world.
What is skepticism? Having an attitude or doubt.
what is science inquiry? Refers to diverse ways in which scientist study the natural world.
what is a hypothesis? possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question.
what is a variable? Factors that can change in an experiment.
what is manipulated variable? A variable that is changed purposely to test the hypothesis.
What is a responding variable? A factor that may change in response of the manipulated variable.
what is a controlled experiment? That only one variable is manipulated at a time.
what is an operational definition? A statement that describes how to measure a particular variable.
what is data? Facts, Figures, and other evidence gathered to observations.
what is communicating? The sharing of ideas and experimental findings with other through writing and speaking.
Created by: faith.conrey