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The Nature of Science

STUDY
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Scientists
They are often like detectives that are trying to solve a mystery
Hypothesis
An educated guess
Scientific Method
Is to preform problem-solving procedures
Science
A process of observing, studying, and thinking about things in your world to gain knowledge
Earth Science
The study of Earth and space.
Variables
The different factors that can change in an experiment.
Independent Variable
Variables that you change.
example-The different brands of dishwashing liquid.
Constants
The variables that do not change in an experiment.
example-the amount of dishwashing liquid used in the experiment.
Dependent Variable
The variable behing measured
example-How much grease is on the towel after you clean it.
Control
A standard to which your result can be compared
example-like the same # of greasy dishes.
Technology
The use of scientific discoveries for practical purposes.
example-like a car, stove, and etc.
What Is Scientific Notation?
Identify a problem
Gather information
Make hypotheses
Test the hypotheses
Analyze the results
Draw a conclusion