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BJU Physical World 2

BJU Physical Science - Ch 2

scientific method A systematic way of solving a problem by making observations.
analyzing Looking for relationships in data.
hypothesis An educated guess at the solution of a problem.
controlled experiment It attempts to look at just one factor that could help answer the original problem.
variable In controlled, this is the factor that is deliberately changed or altered.
experimental group In an experiment, the group where the variable is altered.
control group In an experiment, the group that experiences no change in the variable.
qualitative data Descriptive information not involving numbers.
quantitative data Measurable or numerical information.
classifying Separating data into groups.
conclusion An answer that seems to best fit the data analysis.
verify The process of testing the correctness of a solution.
theory A partially verified idea that relates a number of different observations.
laws A statement of a consistent pattern of phenomena in nature; a theory that has been verified through numerous experiments and observations.
universal statements An absolute statement using "all" or "none."
value judgements A decision regarding the rightness, beauty, worth, or some other immeasurable characteristics of an object or action.
Created by: heidio