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7th Grade P1 Vocab

Science Explorer Nature of Science and Technology Ch 1

Quantitative observation An observation that deals with a number or amount
Qualitative observation An observation that deals with characteristics that cannot be expressed in numbers
Skepticism An attitude of doubt
Scientific Inquiry The ongoing process of discovery in science; the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather
Variable A factor that can change in an experiment
Manipulated variable The one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment; also call the independent variable.
Responding variable The factor that changes as a result of changes to the manipulated variable in an experiment; also called the dependant variable
Controlled experiment An experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time.
Scientific theory A well-tested explanation for a wide range of observations or experimental results
Scientific law A statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
Scientific literacy The knowledge and understanding of scientific terms and principles required for evaluating information, making personal decisions, and taking part in public affairs
Created by: DawnSimpson