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Ru's Intro to Earth Science

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scientific method
organized, logical approach to solving scientific problems or questions
hypothesis
a possible answer to a problem or question
theory
a hypothesis that has proven to be correct and is supported by the results of experimentation or observation
scientific law
a rule that correctly and accurately describes natural phenomena
experiment
process of testing a hypothesis through scientific procedure
observation
gathering information through the use of senses
geosphere
the solid (rock) part of the Earth
hydrosphere
the liquid (water) part of the Earth
atmosphere
the gaseous (air) part of the Earth
exosphere
everything "outside" the Earth
geology
the Earth science that studies the geosphere
oceanography
the Earth science that studies the hydrosphere
meteorology
the Earth science that studies the atmosphere
astronomy
the Earth science that studies the exosphere