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chemistry the study of matter and its changes
physics the study of forces and energy and how they affect matter
hypothesis a possible answer to a scientific question or explanation for a set of observations
inferring making an inference, are based on reasoning from what you already know
qualitative observation to describe the properties of something without using numbers (color, shape, smell, taste, texture, opinion)
quantitative observation capable of being measured or expressed as a numerical amount
scientific inquiry refers to the 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) variable 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 is called controlled experiment
scientific law is 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
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