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Science 8/31/2015

K 6 grade

Science is a way of learning about natural world
observing means using one of more of your senses to gathering information
Quantitative observation deals with numbers or amounts
qualitative observation deals with descriptions that cannot be expressed in numbers
inferring making a inference. A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
predicting means make a statement or claim about what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence.
clasifying is the grouping together of items that are a like in some way
make models evolves creating representations of complex objects or processes
evaluation involves comparing observations and data to reach a conclusion about them
scientific investigation is the way in which scientists study the world
skepticism which means having an attitude of doubt
personal bias if the person's likes and dislikes something change influence a desision
cultural bias the culture in which a person grows up affects the way that the person thinks
experimental bias is a mistake in the design of an experiment that make a certain result more likely
ethics is a set of rules that define right and wrong
hypothesis is a possible answer to a scientific question
variables factors that can change in an experiment
independent variables purposely changed to test a hypothesis. This variable is the one that is manipulated or changed by the scientist.
dependent variable response to the independent variable. is the one that is observed or measured in the experiment
controlled experiment is an experiment in which only one variable is changed at a time
data are the facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through qualitative and quantitative observations
scientific theory is a well tested and widely accepted explanations of observations and experimental results
scientific law describe observed patterns in nature without trying to explain those patterns
Created by: abartona