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Science Quiz#1

Science a way of learning about the natural world and knowledge gained through the process
Predicting the process of forecasting what will happen based on the past experience or evidence
Model creating representations of complex objects or processes
Observing the process of using one or more of your senses to gather information
Life Science the study of living things
Quantitative Observation an observation that deals with a number or an amount
Qualitative Observation an observation that deals with characteristics that cannot be expressed in number
Inferring the process of making an interpretation based on observations and prior knowledge
Classification the process of grouping things based on their similarities
Data facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
Responding Variable the factor that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated variable in an experiment
Variable a factor in an experiment that can change
Communication the process of sharing ideas with others through writing and speaking
Manipulated Variable the one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment; also know as the independant variable
Hypothesis a possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a specific question; must be testable
Scientific Inquiry the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on the evidence they gather
Controlled Experiment an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
Operational definition a statement that describes how to measure a particular variable or how to define a particular term
Created by: beachboy22