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Phy vocab 1.1

Science the use of scientific inquiry to form testable explanations and make predictions about the natural world.
physics the branch of science that studies energy and matter and their relationships
scientific method patterns of investigation procedures
hypothesis A testable explanation for a problem, using what you know and have observed.
control the standard by which experimental results can be compared
independent variable factor in an investigation that is manipulated (changed)
dependent variable factor in an investigation that depends on the independent variable.
model a representation of an idea, event, structure, or object.
scientific theory an explanation based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigations.
scientific law a statement about what happens in nature, which seems to be true all the time.
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