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TermDefinition
Science The investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investments
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 y scientific investigations
Prediction A statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events
Scientific Theory An explanation of observations or events based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigation
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 already given in order to decide whether you agree with it
Desciption A spoken or written summary of observations
Explanation An interpretation of observations
International System of Units (SI) An internationally accepted system for measurements
Accuracy A description of how close a measurement is to an accepted or true value
Precision A description of how similar or close measurements are to each other
Significant digits The number of digits in a measurement that are known with a certain degree of reliability
Created by: timmann4053