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Nature of Science1

Nature of Science

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observing the process of using one or more of your senses to gather information
inferring the process of making and inference, an interpretation based on observation and prior knowledge
skepticism an attitude of doubt
variable a factor that can change in an experiment
classifying the process of grouping together items that are alike in some way
science a way of learning about the natural world through observation and logical reasoning; lead to a body of knowledge
metric system a system of measurement based on the number 10
SI System International of Units or a version of the metric system used by scientists all over the world
mass a measure of the amount of matter an object contains
weight a measure of the force of gravity acting on an object
volume the amount of space an object takes up
meniscus the curved upper surface of a liquid in a column of liquid
quantitative observation an observation that deals with a number or amount
qualitative observation an observation that deals with characteristics than cannot be expressed in numbers
predicting the process of forecasting what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence
Created by: jkimball