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Unit 1

How does a scientist think, act and work?

testable question a question that has an answer that can be measured or observed
scientist a person who asks question and searches for answers about the natural world
tool an object or device used to perform a task
investigation a careful way of looking for something
scientific method the method used by scientists to answer questions and solve problems
evidence facts and observations gained from experiments
hypothesis a possible answer to a question
science the study of the world around us
model objects that represent other things
inference a conclusion drawn from data and observations
reference material books, the internet, magazines
data recorded measurements and observations
procedure step-by-step instructions
variable things that can change in an experiment
conclusion The answer to the hypothesis. A summary of findings in an experiment.
Created by: pmuller