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Science Vocab Intro

Scientific Explanations; Lessons 1 - 3

Science ... is the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations.
Observation An ... is using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occurs.
Inference An ... is 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 is a ...
Prediction A ... is 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 is ...
Scientific Theory A ... is an explanation of observations or events based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigations.
Scientific Law A ... describes a pattern or an event in nature that is always true.
Critical Thinking ... is comparing what you already know with the information you are given in order to decide whether you agree with it.
Description A ... is a spoken or written summary of observations.
Explanation An ... is an interpretation of observations.
International System of Units (SI) An internationally accepted system for measurement called the ...
Accuracy ... is a description of how close a measurement is to an accepted or true value.
Precision ... is a description of how similar or close measurements are to each other.
Significant Digits ... are the number of digits in measurement that are known with a certain degree of reliability.
Variable A ... is any factor in an experiment that can have more than one value.
Dependent Variable The ... is the factor measured or observed during an experiment.
Independent Variable The ... is the factor that you want to test. It is changed by the investigator to observe how it affects a dependent variable.
Constants ... are the factors in an experiment that remain the same.
Created by: stemljos4017