A way of learning about the natural world and the knowledge gained through the process.
An observation that deals with a number or amount.
observation that deals with characteristics that cannot be expressed by numbers
the process of making an inference, an interpretation based on observations and prior knowledge
a forecast on what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence
The process of grouping organisms based on their similarities
The process of creating representations of complex objects or processes.
The study of living things
The diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.
possible explanation for a set of observations or possible answer to a scientific question; must be testable
A factor that can change in an experiment
an experiment in which only one variable is manipulated at a time
The one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment; also called independent variable.
The factor that changes as a result of change to the manipulated, or independent variable in an experiment; also called dependent variable.
a statement that describes how to measure a particular variable or define a particular term
facts, figures, and other evidence gathered through observations
the process of sharing ideas with others through writing and speaking
how people change the world around them to meet their needs and solve practical problems