Science Chpter 1 - Test

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Gillette's hypothesis was

supported by his results

To search for answers to ?s, you can

make observations

environmental scientist

scientists that study how humans interact with their environment

A limitation of models

They do not act exactly like the things they model

Example of a physical model

a map

Results of an investigation are communicated to

share information

A scientific law

is a summary of many experimental results and observations

Actual events

measures the effectiveness of a mathematical model with its prediction

What is a testable hypothesis?

The bones forund in New Mexico came from a dinosaur unknown to science

NOT true about scientific methods

The steps must be used in order

To be certain of the conclusions of an experiment

must have more people in the experimental group than in the control group

factor

Scientists design experiments that will show if a _______ was the cause of an outcome.

meter

the basic SI unit of length

kilograms

describes your mass

hypothesis

a possible explanation or answer to a question

Analyzing the results of an experiment

can be done by organizing your data into tables and graphs

After forming a hypothesis

you should test your hypothesis

Prediction

is a statement of cause and effect to test a hypothesis

Temperature

transfers energy to an object to increase its _________

If a hypothesis is not supported by the tests

scientists realize that they did the experiment wrong

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