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Science A special way of investigating and experimenting the natural world
Description Tells what scientists have actually observed
Explanation A type of ''inference'' or logical guess that connects the facts and observations that scientists decide are most important.
Inference An explanation for an observation you have made
Prediction What may happen in the future
Theory Attempts to explain a large amount of data and observations
Hypothesis An educated guess that involves the words ''if'' and ''then''
Bias The possibility that a scientist's personal feelingshave influenced an investigation
Inquiry The ways in which scientists follow steps to answer questions and solve problems
Observation The gathering of data through our five senses
Qualitative observation Describes what we observe
Quantitative observation Measures what we observe
Control variable/constant Factors that remain the same and won't affect the outcome of an experiment
Control group Are not tested and used for comparision
Independent variable Factor that is changed
Dependent variable Factor that is measured or observed
Created by: kibbylj