Ru's Intro to Earth Science

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scientific method

organized, logical approach to solving scientific problems or questions

hypothesis

a possible answer to a problem or question

theory

a hypothesis that has proven to be correct and is supported by the results of experimentation or observation

scientific law

a rule that correctly and accurately describes natural phenomena

experiment

process of testing a hypothesis through scientific procedure

observation

gathering information through the use of senses

geosphere

the solid (rock) part of the Earth

hydrosphere

the liquid (water) part of the Earth

atmosphere

the gaseous (air) part of the Earth

exosphere

everything "outside" the Earth

geology

the Earth science that studies the geosphere

oceanography

the Earth science that studies the hydrosphere

meteorology

the Earth science that studies the atmosphere

astronomy

the Earth science that studies the exosphere

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