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Scientific Explanati

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science is the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations
observation is using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occurs
inference is a logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience
hypothesis a possible explanation about an observation that can be tested by scientific investigations
prediction is a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events
International System of Units (SI) an internationally accepted system for measurement
accuracy is a description of how close a measurement is to the accepted or true value
precision is a description of how similar or close measurements are to each other
variable is any factor in an experiment that can have more than one value
dependent variable is the factor measured or observed during an experiment
independent variable is the factor that you want to test
constants are the factors in an experiment that remain the same
life science the study of living things
earth science the study of Earth , including landforms and forces that shape Earth's surface
physical science the study of chemistry and physics
meter measures length
gram measures mass
liter measures volume
Created by: tduvall