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The scientific study of Earth ant the universe around it Earth Science
The Scientific study of the ocean Oceanography
The study of the origin, history, processes, and structure of the Earth Geology
The Scientific study of Earths atmosphere Meterology
The study of the univers beyond Earth Astronomy
The study of the ways in which humans interact with the environment Environmental science
The study of past and present climates Climatology
The scientific study of properties, distribution, use, and circulation of water on Earth Hydrology
The branch of geology that studies the movement of subsurface water through rocks and the effect of moving water on rocks, including their erosion Hydrogeology
The process of obtaining info by using the sences Observation
An idea or explanation that is based on observations and that can be tested Hypothesis
A problem to be tested or solved through an experement Question
Factors that can be changed by the person performing the experiment Independent Variables
Variables that change as a result of a change in the independent variables Dependent Variables
A group that serves as a standard of compairison with another group to which the controlgroup as identical except for one factor Control Group
An experement that contains a control group Controlled Experement
The decsion or answer to the question, based on data or observations Conclusion
How close a measurement is to the true value of the thing being measured Accuracy
The exactness of the measurement Percision
An expression of the amount of impression or variation in a set of measurments Error
A description, representation, or immatation of an object, system,process, or concept Model
Verbal or graphical models that represent how a system works or is organized Conceptual Model
Mathmatical equasions that represent a way a system or process works Mathmatical Model
The use of a computer to represent simple processes or complex systems Computer Model
The process in which experts in a given field examine the results and conclusionsof a scientist's study before the study is accepted for publication Peer Review
The explanation for some phenomenon that is based on observation, and reasoning; that is supported by a large quantity of evidence; and that does not conflict with any exsisting experemental results or observations Theory
Random errors which cause measurments to be too large or too small Measurment Error
Something that is belived to be true without proof Assumptions
The distance from end to end Legnth
The amount of space occupied by an object Volume
A measurment of the force of gravity pulling on an objects mass Weight
The amount of matter in a substance Mass
Created by: Thomas Copp