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9Sci CH1 Hockett

The Nature of Science

QuestionAnswer
constant in an experiment a factor that does not change
control standard for comparison
dependent variable factor whose value changes because of a change in the independent variable
experiment organized procedure for testing a hypothesis
hypothesis testable prediction or question
Independent variable factor adjusted to a different value to see effect on dependent variable
model symbolic representation of an idea, system, or structure
observation uses your senses and/or instruments to gather information
physical science study of matter and energy
scientific law a rule that predicts a pattern in nature and predicts accurately
technology practical use of scientific information
theory logical explanation of why things work
theory hypothesis tested many times and found true
Created by: hockettd