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vocab list #2 what is science

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science
organized way of gathering and analyzing evidence
observation
see something - describing
inference
interpetation based on abservation
scientific method
observe + ask questions make inferences from hypothesis conduct controlled experiment collect + analyze data draw conclusion.
hypothesis
scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested
controlled experiment
control and experimental groups testing only 1 variable and everything else is kept constant
independent variable
variable being tested only in experimental group
dependent variable
allected by independent variable data bing collected
control group
no independent variable all constant factors
data
organized into a data table
quantitative - counting or measurable
qualitative - descriptive
experimental group
tests the iv all constant factors
control factors
all factors kept the same in both control and experimental group
theory
well tested explanation (significant data)
scientific law
theory that has been proven correct alter significant
analysis
use of graph compare data to make conclusions