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Scientific Inquiry

Science includes the investigation and exploration of both natural events and new information from investigations
Scientific knowledge comes from the debate and conformation of science
Earth Science Study of rocks, soil. oceans, atmosphere and surface features
Life Science study of living things; Biology
Physical Science study of matter and energy: Physics and Chemestry
Scientific Inquiry a logical method to conduct scientific investigations
Observation using one or more of your senses to gather information
inference a logical explanation of the observation drawn from prior experience or knowledge
hypothesis is a possible explanation for an observation that can be tested
predictions statement of what might occur next in a sequence of events
test/experiment you do this to your hypothesis by designing an experiment
analyze results scientists do this with their data
conclusion a summary of information gained from an experiment
scientific theory is a hypothesis that has been tested and supported repeatedly
Scientific law a rule that describes a pattern in nature
Independent variable is the factor that ā€œIā€ will change in my experiment. (The factor being tested)
Dependent variable is what is measured during the experiment.
Control The control is a group that serves as a standard of comparison.
Constants in an experiment these are the factors that DO NOT change.
Created by: hallet