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Unit 1 nature of sci

scientific method

Empirical Evidence Empirical Evidence-The observations, measurements, and other types of data that people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explanations.
Theory Theory- a well-supported explanation of nature.
law Empirical Evidence-A theory that has been proven over and over again.
Investigation Investigation- the same as doing an experiment
Observation Observation-The process of obtaining information by using the senses.
Hypothesis Hypothesis-Is a testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation.
Independent variable Independent variable (test variable)-The factor that is deliberately being manipulated in the experiment.
Dependent variable Dependent variable (outcome variable)-The factor that changes as a result of the manipulation of one or more variables.
Replication Replication-Means to repeat the experiment, the same way every time, by a different person.
Repetition Repetition-Means to repeat the experiment, but not the same way, by the same person.
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