Is a way of answering questions, solving problems, and universe beyond, and explaining the natural world. Observation and evidence and knowledge is explanation to a formal argument. Needs to be proved over and over again.
Study of natural world. And ecology and biology is life science
A well confirmed observation; proved by many people many times.
Describes how nature behaves. Does not explain though. Laws can be disproven.
Attempts to explain why nature acts the way it does. It is not an opinion. A new fact can contradict a theory. Science is not set in stone. Theory makes law more "believable"
Using one or more of your five senses to gather information.
Using prior knowledge to explain an observation.
Using prior knowledge to explain what you think will happen in the future.
Making a prediction that includes a clear explanation as to WHY you think "it" will happen. The explanation is based on prior knowledge.
The variable that you perposefully change or manipulate. You choose only one m. v. b/c if you have more than one you won't know which caused you results.
The variable that is being observed or measured by you as a response to the m.v.