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Nature of Science

a way of learning more about the natural world science
an attempt to explain a pattern observed repeatedly in the natural world scientific theory
a rule that describes a pattern in nature scientific law
a collection of structures, cycles, and processes that relate to and interact with each other system
the study of living systems and the ways in which they interact life science
the study of Earth systems and the systems in space Earth science
the study of matter and energy physical science
the practical use of science, or applied science technology
a reasonable and educated possible answer based on what you know and observe hypothesis
to draw conclusions based on what you observe infer
involves changing one factor and observing its effect on another while keeping all other factors constant controlled experiment
factors that can be changed in an experiment variables
the variable that is changed in the experiment independent variable
this changes as a result of a change in the independent variable dependent variable
variables that are not changed in an experiment constants
any representation of an object or event used as a tool for understanding the natural world model
information gathered during an investigation data
combining what you already know with the new facts that you are given critical thinking
Created by: mrsgrom