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Chapter One Vocabulary
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A way of learning about the natural world through observations and logical reasoning; leads to a body of knowledge
The process of using one or more of your senses to gather information.
An observation dealing with numbers or amounts.
An observation that deals with descriptions.
The process of grouping together items that are alike in some way.
An interpretation based on observations and prior knowledge.
The process of forecasting what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence.
Evaluating observations and data to reach a conclusion about them.
International System of Measurements (SI)
A system of measurements based on multiples of ten and on established measures of mass, length, and time.
The process of gathering evidence about the natural world and proposing explanations based on this evidence.
A possible answer to a scientific question.
A factor that can change
in an experiment.
The one factor that a scientist changes during an experiment.
The factor that changes as a result of changes to the independent variable in an experiment.
A scientific experiment in which only one variable is changed at a time.
A repetition of an experiment done by the same group or person.
An attempt by a different group of scientists to conduct the same experiment.
the collection of data and observations that scientists use to develop explanations
a tested explanation of many experiments and observations
a description of what scientists expect will always happen under particular circumstances
a subject that looks like science on the surface, but doesn't have evidence to support it - examples horoscopes, bigfoot, unicorns, etc.
number of independent variables you can have in an experiment
the axis on which the dependent variable goes
the axis on which the independent variable goes
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