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Mrs. Tew

Unit 1 lesson 1,2,3

Science the knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate laws or principles that can be verified or tested.
Empirical Evidence The observations, measurements, and other types of data the people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explanations.
pseudoscience a process of investigation that in one or more ways resembles science but deviates from the scientific methods.
theory The explanation for some phenomenon that is based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning; that is supported by a large quantity of evidence.
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.
independent variable In a scientific investigation, the factor that is deliberately manipulated.
dependent variable In a scientific investigation, the factor that changes as a result of manipulation of one or more independent variables.
control variable Is the one element that is not changed throughout an experiment, because its unchanging state allows the relationship between the other variables being tested to be better understood.
data Information gathered by observation or experimentation that can be used in calculating or reasoning.
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