Characteristics of Science
Terms in this set (21)
A way of learning about the natural world.
The study of living things.
Using your senses (sight, touch, smell, hearing, taste) to gather information.
Observations that involve numbers.
Observations that involve descriptions (such as color or texture).
Explaining the things that you observe using previous knowledge.
Making a forecast of what will happen, based on past experiences.
Grouping things together that are alike.
Something used to represent a more complex object.
A way to explain things of the natural world through observation and evidence.
A possible explanation for a scientific question, which can be tested through experiments.
An experiment where only one variable is changed.
The facts and figures collected during an experiment.
Factor (thing) that can change during an experiment.
The factor that is forcibly changed in an experiment.
The factor that reacts to the Manipulated Variable.
To determine whether a hypothesis was correct or wrong following an experiment.
Sharing the experimental findings with others.
Step-by-step instructions for conducting an experiment.
1. Make Observations
2. Ask Questions
3. Form Hypothesis
4. Design an Experiment
5. Collect Data
6. Draw a Conclusion
List the 7 steps of the Scientific Method.
List the 5 attitudes (qualities) of a good scientist.