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Phy-Ch1-Gullett

Phycis-Chapter1-Gullett

TermDefinition
scientific method Principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.
hypothesis An educated guess; a reasonable explanation of an observation or experimental result that is not fully accepted as factual until tested over and over again by experiment.
scientific attitude the scientific method inclined toward inquiry, integrity, and humility.
fact a statement about the world that competent observers who have made a series of observations agree on.
law a general hypothesis or statement about the relationship of natural quantities that has been tested over and over again and has not been contradicted. Also knows and a principle.
theory a synthesis of a large body of information that encompasses well-tested and verified hypotheses about certain aspects of the natural world.
pseudoscience fake science that pretends to be real science.
Created by: lpgullett