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Day- Chap 2 -Buildin

Day - Chap 2 Building Scientific Knowlege

skepticism an attitude of doubt
life science the study of living things, including plants, animals, and microscopic life forms.
scientific theory a well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results
model a representation of a complex object or process, used to help people understand a concept that they cannot observe directly
inductive reasoning using specific observations to make generalizations
deductive reasoning a way to explain things by starting with a general idea and then applying the idea to a specific observation
subjective describes the influence of personal feelings on a decision or result
objective describes the act of decision-making or drawing conclusions based on available evidence
ethics the study of principles about what is right and wrong, fair and unfair.
personal bias an outlook influenced by a person's likes and dislikes
cultural bias an outlook influenced byt he beliefs, social forms, and traits of a group
experimental bias a mistake in the design of the experiment that makes a particular result more likely
earth and space science the study of the earth and its place in the universe
physical science the study of energy, motion, sound light electricity and magnetism
scientific law a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
system a group of related parts that work together to preform a function or produce a result
input material, energy, or information that goes into a system
process a sequence of actions in a system
output material, energy, result, or product that comes out of a system
feedback output that changes a system or allows the system to adjust itself
Created by: Mrs. Day