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Chapter 1: NOS Vocab

nature of science vocab

science a way of learning about the natural world through observation and logical reasoning
observing the process of using one or more of your senses to gather information
inferring the process of making an inference; an interpretation based on observations and/or prior knowledge
predicting the process of forecasting what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence
variable a factor that can change in an experiment
hypothesis a possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question
control variable a variable that does not change during an experiment
manipulated variable the one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment
scientific theory a well tested concept that explains a wide range of observations
scientific law a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
data facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
Created by: eforehand