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Nature of Science

Nature of Science/Measurement and Data

Empirical Evidence the observations, measurements, and other types of data that people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explanations
Science the knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate laws or principals that can be verified or tested
Pseudoscience a process of an investigation that in one or more ways resembles science but deviates from that scientific methods
Theory a system of ideas that explains many related observations and is supported by a large body of evidence acquired through scientific investigation
Data information gathered by observation or experimentation that can be used in calculating or reasoning
Experiment an organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions
Observation the process of obtaining information by using the senses
Hypothesis a testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation
Variable an factor that can change in an experiment, observation or model
Control the part of the experiment for which the independent variable has not been changed; used as a way to determine the reliability and significance of the experimental results
Dependent/Responding Variable in an scientific investigation, the factor that changes as a result of manipulation of one or more independent variable
Independent/Manipulated Variable in a scientific investigation, the factor that is deliberately manipulated
Model a pattern, plan, representation or description designed to show the structure or workings of an object, system or concept
SI the International System of Units, which is the measurement system that is accepted worldwide
Measurement a quantitative description of something that includes a number and a unit, such as 42 meters; also, the process of obtaining a quantitative description of something
Created by: Mrs_Gore