vocab list #2 what is science

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science

organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence

observation

see something - describing

inference

interpetation based on abservation

scientific method

observe + ask questions make inferences from hypothesis conduct controlled experiment collect + analyze data draw conclusion.

hypothesis

scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested

controlled experiment

control and experimental groups testing only 1 variable and everything else is kept constant

independent variable

variable being tested only in experimental group

dependent variable

allected by independent variable data bing collected

control group

no independent variable all constant factors

data

organized into a data table
quantitative - counting or measurable
qualitative - descriptive

experimental group

tests the iv all constant factors

control factors

all factors kept the same in both control and experimental group

theory

well tested explanation (significant data)

scientific law

theory that has been proven correct alter significant

analysis

use of graph compare data to make conclusions

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