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davis-Unit one

What is Science

Study of the natural world using observations and logical reasoning. science
The many ways which scientists study the natural world scientific inquiry
A well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations scientific theory
A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions. scientific law
factors that can change in an experiment. variable
The one factor that a scientists changes during an experiment. manipulated variable
The factor that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated variable. responding variable
A possible explanation for a set of observations or answer to a scientific question. hypothesis
The part of an experiment that is not changed control
Facts and figures recorded during an experiment. data
An organized process used to test a hypothesis. experiment
A judgement based on the results of an experiment. conclusion
An interpretation of an observation. inference
Created by: davisjer