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Ch 1 Vocab

TermDefinition
science science is the study of the natural world
observing using more than one senses to gather information
inferring based on reasoning you already know
predicting a forecast of what will happen in the future
chemistry the properties of matter and how it changes
physics the study of,matter,energy,motion, and forces and how they interact
scientific inquiry a different way scientists study the natural world
hypothesis a possible answer to a scientific question or explanation
data are facts,figures, or other evidence gathered through observations
parameter is a factor that can be measured by an experiment
manipulated variable the variable that is accepted to change through observations
responding variable the height of the shadow, the variable that responds to every observation.
controlled experiment when only one parameter is multiplied at a time
communicating is sharing ideas and conclusions with others through writing
model is a picture,diagram, computer image, representing some thing smaller or bigger
scientific theory is a well tested explanation for a scientific expirement
scientific law
Created by: gokugoku14