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Vocabulary - Unit 1

Vocabulary about the nature of Science

science The systematic study of natural events or conditions.
empirical evidence Scientific evidence gathered by observation and measurement.
pseudoscience A belief or practice that is based on incorrectly applied scientific methods.
theory A system of ideas that explains related observations.
experiment An organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions.
observation The process of obtaining information using our five senses. Additionally, its is the information collected by special equipment.
hypothesis A testable idea or explanation that can be used to plan a scientific investigation.
variable Any factor that can change during a scientific experiment.
independent variable The factor that is deliberately changed during an investigation.
dependent variable This changes as a result of changes to the independent variable (what is measured).
data information and measurements gathered by experimentation that can be used in calculation and reasoning.
control a part of the experiment that is identical to the experimental group where the independent variable IS NOT manipulated.
Created by: arcruse4