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Intro To Science

First science quiz talking about the basic descriptions of science

What is the purpose of science? To better understand our natural and human-made world.
What is scientific inquiry? It is how we study the world. We ask questions and search for answers to increase our understanding.
What is a scientific law? A statement that describes a commonly occurring natural event.
What is a scientific theory? It is a proposed explanation of something that happens in nature. It can be used to predict farther events of the same kind. It can be tested through an experiment or observation.
How do we learn in science? (Scientific Method order). We observe, ask questions, propose answers, test proposed answers and share our results with others.
What is the scientific method? It is a systematic way of finding out more about the world.
What is an iterative process? backing up and repeating the process.
What are the 5 important points to remember? Points 1-3 1. Our scientific knowledge is never complete 2. We are always adding to what we know 3. Our science understanding is limited That means it is not always possible to make accurate observations, predictions and measurements
What are the 5 important points to remember? Points 4 and 5 4. There are complicated interconnections between the parts of our natural world 5. How we use scientific knowledge may have helpful or harmful impacts on our world.
What does experiment mean? a scientific test to try out a theory to see the effect of something.
What does fair test mean? an investigation in which all variables are controlled except the one that is being tested
What does testable question mean? How scientists begin an investigation. often written in the form of a cause-and-effect question: ''What causes...? How does....affect? What would happen if....?''
What does hypothesis mean? a careful prediction that can be tested about how an investigation or experiment will turn out.
What does observation mean? a careful way of taking note of someone or something, using 5 senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch
What does data mean? Information or facts
What does outcome mean? The result of something
What does procedure mean? a way of doing something involving a numbered series of steps
What does variables mean? conditions that affect the outcome of an experiment
What does analysis mean? making sense of the data by looking for patterns and relationships to explain results
What does conclusion mean? a decision or realization based on the facts that you have
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