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Scientific Method

vocab

TermDefinition
physis the study of matter and energy and how they interact
quantitative observation an observation that deals with a number or amount
qualitative observation an observation that deals with characteristics that are not expressed in numbers
inferring the process of making an inference , an interpretation based on observations and prior knowledge
science a way of learning about the natural world through observations and logical reasoning
observing the process of using one or more of your senses to gather information
hypothesis a possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific queshtion
varible a factor that can change in a experiment
independent [ manipulated ] variable the one factor that scientist changes during an experiment
dependent [ responding ] variable the factor that changes as a result of the changes to the manipulated or independent variable in an experiment
controlled experiment an experiment in witch only one variable is manipulated at one time
scientific law a statement that describes what scientist 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
scientific inquiry the ongoing process of discovery in science
chemistry the study of the properties of matter and how matter is made
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