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Nature of Science

Integrated Science Chapter 1

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What is Science? Science is a way of studying the world
What are the steps in the scientific method and place them in order? State the problem (a question about nature), Gather Information (study the question, research), Form a Hypothesis (possible explanation to question), Test the Hypothesis (experiment), Analyze data (graphs, charts), Draw Conclusions(support or reject).
What part of the scientific method is a possible explanation for a problem using what you know and what you observe? hypothesis
Define a bias: what is expected changes how the results are viewed
What is the application of science to help people? technology
What are the three major categories of science? life science, Earth science and physical science
What is a controlled experiment? an experiment that tests only one variable
Define Theory, scientific law and technology theory - way of explaining things or events based on many observations and investigations scientific law - statement about what happens in nature and seems to be true all the time. technology - application of science to help people
A scientist wants to see which fertilizer makes plants grow bigger. Name the factors responsible for plant growth: type of plant, amount of sunlight, amount of water, type of soil and amount of fertilizer
A scientist wants to see which fertilizer makes plants grow bigger. What is the independent variable (you have control over this variable) amount of fertilizer
A scientist wants to see which fertilizer makes plants grow bigger. What is the dependent variable (you amount of plant growth
Place SI prefixes from largest to smallest: (largest) kilogram, hectogram, dekogram, gram (base unit), decigram, centigram, milligram (smallest)
Created by: joanlafferty