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NATURAL SCIENCE VOCA

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TermDefinition
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 facts and evidence
PREDICTION A prediction is a guess about what might happen in the future, based on observations that you make
TECHNOLOGY the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
SCIENTIFIC THEORY a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not "guesses" but reliable accounts of the real world.
SCIENTIFIC LAW a generalized rule to explain a body of observations in the form of a verbal or mathematical statement
CRITICAL THINKING the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
Created by: barnechr6159