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Scientific Method

vocab used in scientific inquiry

Science a way of learning about the natural world by gathering information
Observing using one or more senses to gather information
Qualitative Observation descriptions that don't involve numbers or measurements
Quantitative Observation are measurements and counting
Inferring based on reasoning from what you already know
Predicting making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence
Chemistry the study of the properties of matter and how matter changes
Physics is the study of matter and energy and how they intereact
Scientific Inquiry refers to different ways scientists study the natural world
Variable factors that can change a response to something
Independent (manipulated) variable the variable that is changed
Dependent (responding) variable the variable that responses to the change
Controlled experiment only has one variable
Scientific law a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time
Scientific theory a well tested explanation for a wide range of observations
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