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Physical Science

What is Physical Science?

TermDefinition
Observing Gathering information by using your 5 senses
Qualitative Observations observations that don't use numbers or graphs
Quantitative Observations using measurements to make observations
Inferring making a guess based on what you already know
Prediction Making a guess on what will happen based on past experience or evidence.
Chemistry the study of the properties of matter and how matter changes
Physics the study of matter and enrgy and how they interact
scientific inquiry different ways scientists study the natural world
variable factors that can change in an experiment
independent (manipulated) variable the variable that is changed
dependent (responding) variablle the variable that is expected to change because of the manipulated variable
controlled experiment an investigation in which all variables except one remain the same
scientific law a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
scientific theory a well tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results.
Created by: Cali_Kasten