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BMMS Life Sci Chpt 1

What is science?

communication The process of sharing ideas and experimental findings with others through writing and speaking.
hypothesis A possible explanation for a set of observations or answers to a scientific question.
observing using one or more of your senses to gather information.
science a way of learning about the natural world.
making models creating representations of complex objects or processes.
scientific inquiry the diverse ways in which scientists investigate the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence they gather.
scale model accurately shows the proportions between its parts.
data facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations.
inferring explain or interpret things you observe.
variable factors that can change an experiment
classifying the process of grouping things based on their similarities
predicting the process of forecasting what will happen based on past experience or evidence
controlled experiment an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
control the part of an experiment to which you can compare the results of the other tests
quantitative observation an observation that deals with a number or amount
qualitative observation an observation that deals with characteristics that cannot be expressed in numbers
Created by: tsheldon