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Nature of Science

GA Earth Science Unit 1

observing using one or more of your senses to gather information
inferring explaining or interpreting the things you observe
predicting making a forecast of what will happen based on what has happened in the past
scientific inquiry many ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on gathered evidence
hypothesis a testable possible explanation for a set of observations to a scientific question
variable a factor in an experiment that can change
dtata facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
conclusion a decision about how to interpret what you learn in an experiment.
scientific theory well-tested scientific concept that explains a wide range of observations
scientific law an observed pattern in nature based on repetitive results
matter what makes up everything in the universe
energy the ability to do work or cause change
earth science the study of earth systems, history, and earth in the solar system
geology study of the solid earth
oceanography study of the Earth's oceans
meteorology study of the Earth's atmosphere
astronomy study of the universe beyond Earth
environmental science study of the Earth's environment and resources
topography shape of the land
elevation height above sea level
landforms feature of topography
Created by: pkolarich