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Nature of Science

science the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations
observation using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occurs
inference 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 a statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events
technology the practical use of scientific knowledge, especially for industrial or commercial use
scientific theory an explanation of observations or events based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigations
scientific law describes a pattern or an event in nature that is always true
critical thinking comparing what you already know with the information you are given in order to decide whether you agree with it
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