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What is Science?

Lesson 5.1.1

TermDefinition
investigation A procedure carried out to carefully observe, study, or test something in order to learn more about it.
science The study of the natural world through observation and investigation.
evidence Information collected during a scientific investigation.
opinion A personal belief or judgement based on what a person thinks or feels, but not necessarily based on evidence.
observe To use the five senses to collect information.
compare Find ways that objects and events are similar and different.
evaluate To judge explanations and evidence.
analyze To break down information.
empirical evidence Direct evidence.
infer To come up with an idea or a conclusion based on an observation.
logical reasoning Using things that you know to be true or false to draw conclusions.
communicate To share information with others.
classify To organize into groups according to their properties.
order To place objects or events one after another in the correct sequence.
Created by: ediehagler