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16 terms

Unit 1 Lesson 1

Nature of Science
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biology
study of all living things
critical thinking
comparing what you already know with the information you are given to decide whether you agree with it
ethics
rules of conduct or moral principles
hypothesis
possible explanation about an observation that can be tested by scientific investigations
inference
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience
observation
using one or more of your senses to gather information and take note of what occurs
prediction
statement about what will happed next in a sequence of events
science
the investigation and exploration of natural events and of the new information that results from those investigations
scientific law
describes a pattern or an event in nature that is always true
scientific theory
explanation of observations or events based on knowledge gained from many observatons and investigations
technology
practical use of scientific knowledge, especially for industrial or commercial use
universal negative
a statement that excludes everything
value judgment
a determination of the worth of something
verified answer
an answer supported by repeated experiments or surveys
quantitative
observations that deal with a number, or amount
qualitative
observations that deal with descriptions