Observing, studying, and experimenting to find the nature of things
A person who observes, studies, and experiments in order to discover facts, and formulate laws and principles
Study of animals
Study of plants
the study of the relations between organisms and their environment
Study of the earth
The study of weather
The application of science
Describes a relationship in nature that is supported by many experiments
An explanation for a phenomenon that is based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning
Natural science can be divided into...
Biology, physical, and earth science
The scientific study of all living things
Main area of life science
Life sciences can be broken down into...
botony, zoology, ecology, and medicine
The science of matter and energy
Physical science consists of...
Physics and chemistry
The study of forces and energy
Study of matter
Different areas within physics
Mechanics, thermodynamics, vibrations and waves, optics, electromagnetism, relativity, and quantum mechanics
Study of motion and its causes
Study of heat and temperature
Vibration and wave phenomena
Study of specific types of repetitive motion
Involves the study of light and light waves
Study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnets, compasses, permanent magnets, electrical charge, circuitry
Studies the behavior of submicroscopic particles (atom & parts --> EVERYTHING!)
Studies particles moving at different speeds
Earth Science can be broken down into...
Geology, meteorology, and ocenography
Series of steps followed to find the answer to a problem
First step of the scientific method
Last step of the scientific method
What do you do after you collect data?
Analyze the data
You test a hypothesis by...
doing an experiment
Two ways to represent a model
Graph, chart, diagram, drawing, computer simulation
A representation of something that is too big, too small, or too complex
A model of a water molecule shows...
-2 hydrogen, 1 oxygen
-Oxygen atom is bigger
Data can be presented in the form of tables or graphs such as:
line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts
Used for collecting data
To better display or present data...
graphs are used
best for displaying data that changes over time; shows relationship between independent (bottom) and dependent variable
Comparing similar data for several individual items or events
Displaying date that are parts of a whole; always out of 100