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Science Vocab. #1


Facts,figures,and other evidence gathered through observations. Data
A way of learning about the natural world and the knowledge gained through the process. Science
The process of using one or more of your senses to gather information. Observing
An observation that deals with characteristics that can not be expressed in numbers. Qualitative observation
An observation that deals with a number or amount. Quantitative observation
An interpretation based on observations and prior knowledge. Inferring
The process of forecasting what will happen based on past experience or evidence. Predicting
The process of grouping things based on their similarities. Classifying
The study of living things. Life science
A factor in an experiment that can change. Variable
The process of sharing ideas with others by talking and writing. Communication
A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question ;must be testable. Hypothesis
An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time. Controlled experiment
The diverse way in which scientist study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather. Scientific Inquiry
This is the response to the manipulated variable which this is the effect of what was put on the other item being tested. Responding variable
This is the cause such as one field has nothing and one has something like fertilizer and because of that it grows so high or so low. Manipulated variable
All but one of the experiments are the same, and that one would be the one that is not normal but a stray. Controlled variable
Created by: BSAKingEagle